Teshekpuk Lake Observatory (TLO), Alaska

Dataset includes: Daily mean water temperatures (1 m depth) for Teshekpuk Lake from September 2007 to July 2011. Variation in summertime lake temperatures reflect differences in ice-out among years as well as summertime air temperature. Variation in wintertime temperatures reflect differences in air temperature among years as well as snow accumulation on lake ice surface and growth of lake ice. Daily mean water level measurements along the western margin of Teshekpuk Lake for open water period covering the majority of 2009, all of 2010, and the beginning of 2011 seasons. The relatively low water levels in 2009 are likely in response to the drought conditions that prevailed on the North Slope in 2007. The increase in water level in 2010 and maintained level in 2011 likely reflect recharge from precipitation. During 2010, the only year with a full summer water level record, the lake lowered by 0.14 m. Short-term fluctuations in water level are a result of strong directional winds that create surface seiches.

Identifier
Source https://www.polardata.ca/pdcsearch/PDCSearchDOI.jsp?doi_id=12395
Metadata Access http://www.polardata.ca/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=fgdc&identifier=12395_fgdc
Provenance
Creator Jones, Benjamin
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor Polar Data Catalogue
Publication Year 2015
Rights Research programs, CCIN, or ArcticNet take no liability for the use or transmission of this data
OpenAccess true
Contact cbmp_terrestrial(at)caff.is; pdc(at)uwaterloo.ca
Representation
Language English
Format Computer file
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (-153.512W, 70.598S, -153.512E, 70.598N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2007-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 9999-12-31T00:00:00Z