Do you collect water temperature data?
Many of us are collecting water temperature data as part of our job, for a class project, or through citizen-science groups. Are you interested in seeing whether your data could be used to make climate change predictions for streams and lakes in your area of Alaska? If you are, please contact Marcus Geist at UAA's Alaska Natural Heritage Program to discuss putting your site information into the Alaska On-line Aquatic Temperature Site (AK-OATS).
The AK-OATS is designed to provide a comprehensive inventory of current (and historic, if available) continuous and repeat-sampled monitoring locations across the state. Once compiled, the Alaska Climate Science Center will analyze the database to find locations where enough information is available to do regional climate change analyses of streams and lakes. The compiled information will also help identify where data gaps could be filled in the future.
It's easy to contribute your location information!
Contact: Marcus Geist, firstname.lastname@example.org, (907)786-6325
The initial compilation of the database will be completed in September 2014. Please share this with others who may be interested!