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

TitleGlobal data set of long-term summertime vertical temperature profiles in 153 lakes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsPilla RM, Mette EM, Williamson CE, Adamovich BV, Adrian R, Anneville O, Balseiro E, Ban S, Chandra S, Colom-Montero W, Devlin SP, Dix MA, Dokulil MT, Feldsine NA, Feuchtmayr H, Fogarty NK, Gaiser EE, Girdner SF, ález íaJ, K. Hambright D, Hamilton DP, Havens K, Hessen DO, Hetzenauer H, Higgins SN, Huttula TH, Huuskonen H, Isles PDF, Joehnk KD, Keller WBill, Klug J, Knoll LB, Korhonen J, Korovchinsky NM, öster O, Kraemer BM, Leavitt PR, Leoni B, Lepori F, Lepskaya EV, Lottig NR, Luger MS, Maberly SC, MacIntyre S, McBride C, McIntyre P, Melles SJ, Modenutti B, üller-Navarra örtheC, Pacholski L, Paterson AM, Pierson DC, Pislegina HV, Plisnier P-D, Richardson DC, Rimmer A, Rogora M, Rogozin DY, Rusak JA, Rusanovskaya OO, Sadro S, Salmaso N, Saros JE, Sarvala J, Saulnier-Talbot É, Schindler DE, Shimaraeva SV, Silow EA, Sitoki LM, Sommaruga R, Straile D, Strock KE, Swain H, Tallant JM, Thiery W, Timofeyev MA, Tolomeev AP, Tominaga K, Vanni MJ, Verburg P, Vinebrooke RD, öck J, Weathers K, Weyhenmeyer GA, Zadereev ES, Zhukova TV
JournalScientific Data
Date PublishedJan-12-2021

Climate 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.

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