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Dataset URLs:METADATA: HTML, Rich Text, XML(EML compliant)
DATA: Comma Delimited, Excel file with Metadata and data, Dataset via LTER Data Portal
Dataset ID:2002_ArcticLTER_lakes_chl.02
Dataset Title:Total Chlorophyll a and primary productivity data for Toolik Lake and surrounding lakes near the Arctic LTER site during the summer of 2002.
Investigator 1: 
First Name:Anne
Last Name:Giblin
Organization:Marine Biological Laboratory
Address line 2:The Ecosystems Center
Address line 3:7 MBL Street
City:Woods Hole
Zip Code:02543
Investigator 2: 
First Name:Chris
Last Name:Crockett
Address line 2:
Address line 3:
Zip Code:
Investigator 3: 
First Name:Neil
Last Name:Bettez
Investigator 4: 
First Name:Amanda
Last Name:Floyd
Associate Investigators:
Keywords:chlorophyll a, pheophytin, primary productivity, arctic lakes, lakes

Total Chlorophyll a and primary productivity data for Toolik Lake and surrounding lakes near the Arctic LTER site during the summer of 2002.
For questions about the Metadata and data contact the Investigators.
For information about this web site contact:
Arctic LTER Information Manager
The Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Lab
7 MBL St
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Phone (508) 289 7496
Online URL:
Data File URL
Data File Name 2002_ArcticLTER_lakes_chl.xls
Beginning Date 5/1/2002
End Date 9/1/2002
Number of Data Records 327
Other Files to Reference
Availability Status
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: Log of changes: 1. A Turner 111 fluorometer was used from 1975-1991. 2. A Turner 450 Fluorometer using a NB 440 filter was used starting in 1992- 1994. 3. A Turner 450 Fluorometer using a NB 430 filter was used starting in 1995 until 1998. 4. Starting in 1998 a Turner Designs 10-Au -005 -CE configured with a chlorophyll optical kit: photomultiplier tube 185 - 870; lamp daylight white, F25T5, 400-600 nm; excitation filter 340-500 nm round bandpass 5-60; emission filter >665 nm round sharpcut 2-64; reference filter 400-700 nm square 1 ND,was used to measure chlorophyll. For Archival Use: DATE RECEIVED: September 2002 DATA FILE ENTERED BY: Neil Bettez DATA FILE VALIDATION: Chris Crockett NAME: Neil Bettez DATE: September 2002
Version 1: Metadata updated to newer version (with sites sheet). Data from individual lakes compiled into one spreadsheet for summer 2002 called "2002_ArcticLTER_lakes_chl". Data columns reordered to match other years. CH 3 Apr 2013.
Version 2: Checked keywords against the LTER network preferred list and replaced non-preferred terms. Jim L 15Jan14
RESEARCH LOCATION:                                                
Location Name Toolik Fog lake 2 Fog lake 4 E 01 E 05 E 06 I1 I2 I3 I4 I5 I6 I7 I8 I Swamp I minus I6 headwater lake N 02 NE 12 S 06 S 07 S 11 Select Site or enter New One  
Geographic Description Toolik Field Station, North Slope, Alaska. Fog 2 Fog 4 Lake E1 Lake E5 Lake E6 I1 I2 I3 I4 I5 I6 I7 I8 I Swamp I minus I6 headwater lake Lake N2, referenceand fertilized sides Lake NE12 Lake S6 Lake S7 Lake S11 Enter Description  
Location Bounding Box                                                
West Bounding Coordinate                                                
East Bounding Coordinate                                                
North Bounding Coordinate                                                
South Bounding Coordinate                                                
OR if single point location                                                
Latitude 68.629961 68.6833333333333 68.68 68.6261956028 68.642611 68.6434270583 68.5687130789 68.5713195633 68.5755366301 68.57956715 68.5873874391 68.5965924039 68.6008747982 68.6101575207 68.610781 68.55634 68.582062 68.6409472345 68.65 68.6293797816 68.6300627447 68.630148049 In Decimal Degrees  
Longitude -149.612633 -149.1 -149.071666666667 -149.555347706 -149.458079 -149.440564592 -149.58807625 -149.565881618 -149.583644456 -149.58405938 -149.589625877 -149.59264335 -149.596582063 -149.582211513 -149.600742 -149.56628 -149.622932 -149.625086307 -149.616666666667 -149.641623295 -149.644441789 -149.650579145 In Decimal Degrees  
Elevation 719 785 754 762 800 792 785 785 774 770 767 754 742 744 736 801 806 724 699 731 731 750 In Meters  
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Organisms studied
Methods:Water samples were collected at 0, 1, 3, 5, 8, 12, and 16-meter depths in the monitoring lakes and 0 meters in the survey lakes. The water was returned to the lab where it was filtered through a 47 mm Whatman GF/C glass fiber filter. The filters were then placed in 10 ml of buffered 90% acetone (1 mg/l MgCO-3), and extracted in the dark, at room temperature for 24 hours. The
amount of chlorophyll a was determined using a Turner Designs 10-Au -005 -CE configured with a chlorophyll optical kit (10-037R). This kit is used for the traditional in-vivo measurement of chlorophyll (Lorenzen) and in-vivo /extractive acidification methods, including Strickland and parsons, standard methods for water and waste water and EPA 445.

Notes: The Turner Designs 10-Au -005 -CE fluorometer was calibrated using two chlorophyll a standards of known concentrations obtained from Turner Designs.Each time samples were run the Turner Designs 10-AU fluorometer solid standard was also run.

Reference Citations: R.G. Wetzel & G.E. Likens. 1979. Limnological Methods. Saunders.

C E, C = Chlorophyll a concentration in the extract (usually 10ml)
C E, C = Fs(r/r-1)(Rb-Ra)
C E, C = corrected chlorophyll a concentration (ug/L) in the extract solution analyzed
Fs = response factor for the sensitivity setting S
r = the before to after acidification ration of a pure chl a solution (Rb/Ra)
Rb = fluorescence of sample extract before acidification
Ra = fluorescence of sample extract after acidification
C S, C = corrected chl a concentration (ug/L) in the whole water sample
C S, C ={(C E, C x extract volume in L x Dilution Factor)/(sample volume in L)
Pheophytin a
PE = pheophytin a concentration (ug/L) in the sample extract
PE = Fs (r/r-1) (rRa - Rb)
PS = pheophytin a concentration (ug/L) in the whole water sample
PS = (PE x extract volume in L x dilution factor)/(sample volume in L)
Note: if no dilution took place, then DF equals 1

Sampling Description.

Chlorophyll for 2002 Turner Designs 10-Au -005 -CE photomultiplier tube 185 - 870 lamp daylight white , F45T5, 400-600 nm exitation filter 340-500 nm round bandpass 5-60 emmision filter filter >665 nmround sharpcut 2-64 refererence filter 400-700 nm suare 1 ND

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Data Type Units DateTime Format Code Information Missing Value Code
Site Code site code text        
Lake Site of measurement text        
Depth (m) Depth number meter     .=Missing or Not Measured
Date Date datetime   DD-MMM-YY    
Julian Day Julian day number number     .=Missing or Not Measured
Corrected chl a (ug/L) Corrected Chlorophyll a, active chl a number microgramPerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
Pheo (ug/L) Pheophytin number microgramPerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
Total chl a (ug/L) Total chl a (uncorrected for pheophytin) number microgramPerLiter     .=Missing or Not Measured
PPROD (mgC/m3/d) Rate of primary production (mg availabe C/m3/d) number microgramPerLiterPerDay     .=Missing or Not Measured
Notes Notes text        

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