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Experimental Lake Erie Real-time Data

we2 we4 we8 we13 RRB ESP WE9 WE6 WE12 WE16 Map of real-time sampling sites

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Most recent real-time data from western Lake Erie (Click here to collapse)
Variable WE2 WE4 WE8 WE13
Time "2020-10-16 20:31:00" "2020-10-16 13:01:00" "2019-10-18 21:16:00" "2019-10-02 16:46:00"
Air Temperature (deg C) 0 8.01 0 23.43
Water Temperature (deg C) 0.027 14.35 9.6 NA
Barometric Pressure (mbar) 0 1002.187 0 984.3978
Wind Speed (m/s) 0 6.067 0 0.531
Wind Direction
(deg clockwise from North)
0 201.8 0 10.4
Turbidity (NTU) 103 -10.72 2.64 NA
Specific Conductivity (μS/cm) 7.14 263.3 0.01 NA
Chlorophyll A (RFU) 1.783 0.194 0.67 NA
Blue-Green Algae (RFU) -0.184 0.055 1.07 NA
Flourescent Dissolved
Organic Matter (RFU)
6.26 0.297 1.43 NA
Nitrogen (mg/L) NA 0.3206 0 0
Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L) 1.904 9.95 11.87 NA
pH -7.611 8.09 6.51 NA
Phosphorus Timestamp NA 2020-10-16 12:35:13 NA NA
Phosphorus (μgP/L) NA 1.6 NA NA





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