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Global data set of long-term summertime vertical temperature profiles in 153 lakes

Journal Article

Author
Rachel Pilla, Elizabeth Mette, Craig Williamson, Boris Adamovich, Rita Adrian, Orlane Anneville, Esteban Balseiro, Syuhei Ban, Sudeep Chandra, William Colom-Montero, Shawn Devlin, Margaret Dix, Martin Dokulil, Natalie Feldsine, Heidrun Feuchtmayr, Natalie Fogarty, Evelyn Gaiser, Scott Girdner, María González, David Hambright, David Hamilton, Karl Havens, Dag Hessen, Harald Hetzenauer, Scott Higgins, Timo Huttula, Hannu Huuskonen, Peter Isles, Klaus Joehnk, Wendel Keller, Jen Klug, Lesley Knoll, Johanna Korhonen, Nikolai Korovchinsky, Oliver Köster, Benjamin Kraemer, Peter Leavitt, Barbara Leoni, Fabio Lepori, Ekaterina Lepskaya, Noah Lottig, Martin Luger, Stephen Maberly, Sally MacIntyre, Chris McBride, Peter McIntyre, Stephanie Melles, Beatriz Modenutti, Dörthe Müller-Navarra, Laura Pacholski, Andrew Paterson, Don Pierson, Helen Pislegina, Pierre-Denis Plisnier, David Richardson, Alon Rimmer, Michela Rogora, Denis Rogozin, James Rusak, Olga Rusanovskaya, Steve Sadro, Nico Salmaso, Jasmine Saros, Jouko Sarvala, Émilie Saulnier-Talbot, Daniel Schindler, Svetlana Shimaraeva, Eugene Silow, Lewis Sitoki, Ruben Sommaruga, Dietmar Straile, Kristin Strock, Hilary Swain, Jason Tallant, Wim Thiery, Maxim Timofeyev, Alexander Tolomeev, Koji Tominaga, Michael Vanni, Piet Verburg, Rolf Vinebrooke, Josef Wanzenböck, Kathleen Weathers, Gesa Weyhenmeyer, Egor Zadereev, Tatyana Zhukova

AbstractClimate change and other anthropogenic stressors have led to long-term changes in the thermal structure, including surface temperatures, deepwater temperatures, and vertical thermal gradients, in many lakes around the world. Though many studies highlight warming of surface water temperatures in lakes worldwide, less is known about long-term trends in full vertical thermal structure and deepwater temperatures, which have been changing less consistently in both direction and magnitude. Here, we present a globally-expansive data set of summertime in-situ vertical temperature profiles from 153 lakes, with one time series beginning as early as 1894. We also compiled lake geographic, morphometric, and water quality variables that can influence vertical thermal structure through a variety of potential mechanisms in these lakes. These long-term time series of vertical temperature profiles and corresponding lake characteristics serve as valuable data to help understand changes and drivers of lake thermal structure in a time of rapid global and ecological change.

Year of Publication
2021
Journal
Scientific Data
Volume
8
Issue
1
Publisher
Springer Science and Business Media LLC
ISSN
2052-4463