Environmental & Chemical

Water chemistry and physical parameters (sampling)

In the nearshore areas of the Great Lakes we have compiled water chemistry from the U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) National Coastal Condition Assessment and Nearshore Program (TRIAXUS surveys) and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Great Lakes Nearshore Index Stations.  Offshore water chemistry has been compiled for the water column sampling by the U.S. EPA GLNPO Monitoring, Environment Canada Great Lakes Surveillance Program, and target lake sampling activities such as the Cooperative Science and Monitoring Initiative and the Lake Erie Forage Task Group.

download link for water quality sampling database

 Water chemistry and physical parameters (satellite derived)

Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) have developed satellite algorithms to determine concentrations of chlorophyll-a, suspended minerals, Kd-490, and dissolved organic carbon specific to the open waters of the Great Lakes.  Please contact MTRI to obtain satellite derived data.

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