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Data release: Process-based predictions of lake water temperature in the Midwest US

Metadata Updated: October 29, 2023

<p>Climate change has been shown to influence lake temperatures in different ways. To better understand the diversity of lake responses to climate change and give managers tools to manage individual lakes, we focused on improving prediction accuracy for daily water temperature profiles in 7,150 lakes in Minnesota and Wisconsin during 1980-2019. <br/> <br/>The data are organized into these items:</p> <ol> <li><a href="">Spatial data</a> - A lake metadata file, and one shapefile of polygons for all 7,150 lakes in this study (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj files)</li> <li><a href="">Model configurations</a> - Model parameters and metadata used to configure models (1 JSON file, with metadata for each of 7,150 lakes, and one zip file with each lake's glm2.nml file)</li> <li><a href="">Temperature observations</a> - Data formatted as model inputs for training, calibrating, or evaluating temperature models</li> <li><a href="">Model inputs</a> - Data used to drive predictive models (35 zip files with ice-flags; 35 zip files with daily meteorological data)</li> <li><a href="">Prediction data</a> - Predictions calibrated and uncalibrated PB models (35 zip files)</li> <li><a href="">Predicted habitat</a> - Data formatted for ecological use</li> <br/> <p>This study was funded by the Department of the Interior Northeast and North Central Climate Adaptation Science Centers. Access to computing facilities was provided by USGS Core Science Analytics and Synthesis Advanced Research Computing, USGS Yeti Supercomputer (</p>

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 29, 2023

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 29, 2023
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
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Data Last Modified 20210727
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