Lake Superior moored temperature and currents, Sep 2005-May 2015

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Lake Superior moored temperature and currents, Sep 2005-May 2015

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Austin, Jay


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From 2005 to the present, investigators from the Large Lakes Observatory at the University of Minnesota, Duluth have been deploying sub-surface moorings instrumented with temperature and current sensors at a variety of sites around Lake Superior. Temperature sensors at a range of depths, and profiling current meters were used to characterize the physical properties of the lake's water column. At one site, a nearly continuous time series of temperature throughout the water column exists from 2005 to the present, including winter months. Other sites are occupied for shorter spans. This archival entry covers the period 2005-2015.


Temperature data is presented in two different forms. First, individual, raw temperature records are presented in directories corresponding to individual mooring deployments. In addition, a separate directory includes hourly, gridded data from each individual mooring deployment, which are likely of more interest to investigators. Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) data is presented in raw form. All data is presented in MATLAB format.

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National Science Foundation, OCE-PO, Great Lakes Observing System

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University of Minnesota Duluth, Large Lakes Observatory

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2005 mooring deployments.zipRaw data from 2005 deployments (6 .mat files)475.97 KB
2006 mooring deployments.zipRaw data from 2006 deployments (17 .mat files)1.61 MB
2007 mooring deployments.zipRaw data from 2007 deployments (22 .mat files)1.81 MB
2008 Mooring deployments.zipRaw data from 2008 deployments (103 .mat files)17.25 MB
2009 mooring deployments.zipRaw data from 2009 deployments (152 .mat files)96.21 MB
2010 mooring deployments.zipRaw data from 2010 deployments (149 .mat files)133.83 MB
2011 mooring deployments.zipRaw data from 2011 deployments (167 .mat files)156.77 MB
2012 mooring deployments.zipRaw data from 2012 deployments (62 .mat files)59.17 MB
2013 mooring deployments.zipRaw data from 2013 deployments (69 .mat files)403.07 MB
2014 mooring deployments.zipRaw data from 2014 deployments (80 .mat files)2.65 GB
mooring_summary_table_final.xlsxSummary table of all deployments Sep 2005-May 201513.93 KB
pressure summary table.xlsxSummary table of pressure sensor deployments14.27 KB
thermistor summary table.xlsxSummary table of all thermistor deployments47.85 KB
ADCP summary table.xlsxSummary of all ADCP deployments11.93 KB
hourly data 2005-2015.zipHourly gridded data (71 .mat files)63.78 MB
Mooring archive description.pdfDescriptive document summarizing archival submission488.21 KB

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