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North Temperate Lakes LTER: Secchi Disk Depth
Entry ID: NTL_PH03

Abstract: Secchi disk depth is measured in the deepest part of each lake for the eleven
primary lakes (Allequash, Big Muskellunge, Crystal, Sparkling, Trout lakes,
unnamed lakes 27-02 and 12-15, Fish, Mendota, Monona and Wingra). The disk is
circular, 20 cm in diameter, and has alternating black and white quadrants. It
is lower using a calibrated Kevlar rope to minimize stretching. Readings are
made on the ... View entire text
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Description: Metadata in Ecological Metadata Language.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 47.38   S: 42.19   E: -86.5   W: -93.19

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Steve Carpenter
Dataset Title: North Temperate Lakes LTER: Secchi Disk Depth
Dataset Release Place: Madison, Wisconsin
Dataset Publisher: North Temperate Lakes LTER
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Data Center
North Temperate Lakes, Long-Term Ecological Research Network Office Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (608) 262-2573
Phone: (608) 262-3088
Fax: (608) 265-2340
Email: bbenson at
Email: bbenson at
Contact Address:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Center for Limnology
680 N. Park Street
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Phone: 608-262-8690
Fax: 608-265-2340
Email: srcarpen at
Contact Address:
Center for Limnology
680 N Park St
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706-1492
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-02-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24