Across science and engineering fields, remote devices (sensors) are increasingly being used to measure and record data for multiple parameters at high frequencies (readings every 15 minutes or even more frequently) and over long time spans (years). These sensors provide records of change that are essential research and monitoring tools. Sensor technologies are now used to collect high-frequency data on ecologically relevant variables ranging from soil moisture to stream conditions to correlating animal movements with environmental conditions.
Once we have focused our module topics, we will provide more information on the sources of our data sets. The table below lists possible module topics and data sources.
|Theme||High frequency/long-term datasets and online sources|
|Atmospheric Chemistry: CO2 Change||NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory: Mauna Loa CO2|
|Phenology||National Phenology Network|
|Atmospheric Chemistry: Atmospheric Deposition||National Atmospheric Deposition Program|
|Phenology||National Snow and Ice Data Center: Global Lake and River Ice Phenology|
|Climate Change: Air Temperatures||NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory: NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Air Temperatures|
|Flood Frequency||USGS: River Discharge|
|Food Webs||Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network: Chlorophyll and Cyanobacteria|
|Climate Change: Physical Limnology||Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network: Temperature Profiles|
|Ecosystem Metabolism||FLUXNET: Atmospheric CO2 Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network: Dissolved Oxygen|