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https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2023-62
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2023-62
29 Mar 2023
 | 29 Mar 2023
Status: this preprint is currently under review for the journal ESSD.

Routine monitoring of western Lake Erie to track water quality changes associated with cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms

Anna G. Boegehold, Ashley M. Burtner, Andrew C. Camilleri, Glenn Carter, Paul DenUyl, David Fanslow, Deanna Fyffe Semenyuk, Casey M. Godwin, Duane Gossiaux, Thomas H. Johengen, Holly Kelchner, Christine Kitchens, Lacey A. Mason, Kelly McCabe, Danna Palladino, Dack Stuart, Henry Vanderploeg, and Reagan Errera

Abstract. The western basin of Lake Erie has a history of recurrent cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (HABs) despite decades of efforts by the United States and Canada to limit nutrient loading, a major driver of the blooms. In response, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) and the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) created an annual sampling program to detect, monitor, assess, and predict HABs in western Lake Erie. Here we describe the data collected from this monitoring program from 2012 to 2021. This dataset includes observations on physico-chemical properties, major nutrient fractions, phytoplankton pigments, microcystins, and optical properties for western Lake Erie. This dataset is particularly relevant for creating models, verifying and calibrating remote sensing algorithms, and informing experimental research to further understand the water quality dynamics that enable HABs in this internationally significant body of freshwater. The dataset can be freely accessed from NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) at https://doi.org/10.25921/11da-3x54 (Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research, University of Michigan; NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, 2019).

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Status: final response (author comments only)

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on essd-2023-62', Anonymous Referee #1, 31 Mar 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Anna Boegehold, 06 Apr 2023
      • RC2: 'Reply on AC1', Anonymous Referee #1, 06 Apr 2023
  • RC3: 'Comment on essd-2023-62', Anonymous Referee #2, 12 Apr 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC3', Anna Boegehold, 27 Apr 2023

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Data sets

Physical, chemical, and biological water quality monitoring data to support detection of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in western Lake Erie, collected by the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory and the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research since 2012 Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research, University of Michigan; NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory https://doi.org/10.25921/11da-3x54

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Western Lake Erie suffers from cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (HABs) despite decades of international management efforts. In response, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) and the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) created an annual sampling program to detect, monitor, assess, and predict HABs. Here we describe the data collected from this monitoring program from 2012 to 2021.