Chloride Concentrations, Conductivity, and Water Temperature Data from Lake Mendota and Lake Monona Madison, WI: December 2019 – April 2021
Conductivity and chloride were measured for 2 years in Lake Mendota and Lake Monona in Madison, WI. Conductivity was continuously measured (every 30 minutes) on under-ice buoys in the eplimnia (1-2m below the surface) and hypolimnia (1m off the bottom of the lake) of the lakes. Depth-discrete chloride grab samples were collected from the lakes quarterly. Profile sampling in Mendota, which is approximately 25 m deep, occurred every 5m from 0-20m and at 23.5m. Profile sampling in Monona, which is approximately 21m deep, occurred every 4m from 0-20m. This data was needed for a master’s research thesis with the goal of identifying the lakes' mixing dynamics and how salinization may impact them.<br/>
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement #DEB-1440297, 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.