North Temperate Lakes LTER: Color - Trout Lake Area 1989 - current
Color is measured four times per year in the seven northern study lakes (Allequash, Big Muskellunge, Crystal, Sparkling, and Trout lakes, unnamed lakes 27-02 [Crystal Bog] and 12-15 [Trout Bog]) on water samples that are filtered in the field through 0.45 micron capsule filters (0.45 um nuclepore membrane filters before 2015). A spectrophotometer is used to quantify color in the lab as absorbance units, at 1nm intervals between the wavelengths of 200 and 800 nm. All values are given as measurements at the path length of the employed cuvette and should be divided by the cuvette length for a comparable value at a pathlength of 1 cm. Sampling Frequency: 4 times annually. Number of sites: 7.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement #DEB-2025982, NTL LTER. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.