Dataset Overview

Provides daily average estimates of a wide range of physical properties of the water column for Acton Lake based on manual sonde lake data and daily average weather data. Manual sonde data typically consisted of a single water column profile collected at weekly or bi-weekly intervals and the sonde data were matched with the corresponding daily average weather data and then used as input into rLakeAnalyzer() package in R v3.6.0 (Read et al. 2011). The daily average weather data are included. Quantiles of each variable (i.e., the ranked order as a proportion) are provided to facilitate evaluation of extreme observations.

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Data Collection Status

Data collection for this dataset has been completed

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627 records with 59 fields

Data Availability

Available for download

Data License

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Preferred Citation

Stockwell JD, Doubek JP, Gonzalez MJ, Vanni MJ, Williams TJ (2020) Acton Lake derived high-frequency lake physics data, 1992-2016. Global Evaluation of the Impacts of Storms on freshwater Habitat and structure of phytoplankton Assemblages (GEISHA) Working Group, FRB Centre for the Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity and USGS John Wesley Powell Center. Available online at:

Update Frequency

As needed

Maintenance Plan

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Previous Versions
    • Version 3 - 28Apr2022 (created 2022-04-28 by Jason Stockwell)
    • Version 2 - 03Jun2021 (created 2021-06-03 by Jason Stockwell)
    • Version 1 - 28Aug2020 (created 2020-08-29 by Jason Stockwell)