Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)/NTL015: Ice Duration in North Temperate Lake Primary Study LakesEntry ID: LTER_NTL015
Abstract: LTER - Long-Term Ecological Research Program/North Temperate Lakes (NTL)
LTER/NTL015 [Summary adapted from the LTER Core Data Set Catalog]:
Data include day of freeze-up and thaw of seven primary lakes (Allequash, Big Muskellunge, Crystal, Sparkling, and Trout lakes, and unnamed lakes 27-02, and 12-15). Observations are made daily during times of freeze and thaw.
The North Temperate Lakes ... (NTL) site is affiliated with the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The NTL site focuses its research on north temperate lake ecosystems in the Northern Highland Lakes District of Wisconsin. The Northern Highland Lakes District, has an area of approximately 10,000 sq. km. and has one of the highest concentrations of lakes in the world. Lakes range in size from 0.1 to 1,500 ha, in depth from 1 to 33 m, and in fertility from oligotrophic to eutrophic. Other representative limnological conditions include: rainwater dominated, groundwater dominated and drainage lakes; dystrophic lakes; lakes with varved sediments, winterkill lakes, temporary and permanent forest ponds, and reservoirs. Lakes are influenced by strong seasonality and are usually ice covered from late November to late April. Lakes within the Northern Highland exhibit near-natural water quality conditions. Nearly 80% of the land area and two-thirds of the lake frontage are protected.
Information about LTER is also available at http://lternet.edu/
Start Date: 1981-09-01
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (715) 356-9494
Fax: (715) 356-6866
Email: tkkratz at facstaff.wisc.edu
Email: tkratz at LTERnet.edu
University of Wisconsin Trout Lake Station 10810 County Highway N
City: Boulder Junction
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 54512
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
Kratz, T. K.; Magnuson, J. J.; Bowser, C. B. (sic); Frost, T. M. 1986.
"Rationale for data collection and interpretation in the Northern
Lakes Long-Term Ecological Research Program", In B. G. Isom, ed.
Rationale for Sampling and Interpretation of Ecological Data in the
Assessment of Freshwater Systems: a Symposium Sponsored by ASTM
Committee D-19 on Water, American Society for Testing and Materials,
Philadelphia, PA October 31 - November 1, pp. 22-33.
Magnuson, J. J.; Kratz, T. K. 1982. "Northern lakes LTER site", In J.
C. Halfpenny, ed. Long-Term Ecological Research in the United States:
A Network of Research Sites 1982, LTER Program Steering Committee, pp.
Magnuson, J. J.; Bowser, C. J.; Kratz, T. K. 1984. "Long-term
ecological research on north temperate lakes (LTER)", Verh. Internat.
Verein. Limnol., Vol. 22, pp. 533-535.
See also: https://lter.limnology.wisc.edu/publications
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