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The Lake Observations by Citizen Scientists & Satellites (LOCSS) Level 1 Version 1.0

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

This dataset contains data from the Lake Observations by Citizen Science and Satellites project, LOCSS which is a lake monitoring network. The data represent the location and main descriptors of the lake gauges and their readings. LOCSS project aims to collaborate with local citizens to monitor small and medium sized lakes (i.e., lakes with an average surface area less than 100 km2). At each location, a lake gauge is installed and provided with a cellphone number. Local citizens read the water level at each lake gauge and sent it in a text message. Data can also be manually collected and uploaded later from the website in remote places where cellphone signal is challenged. The readings are specified in cm, m, or ft, according to the local unit system. This version of the dataset has lakes located in seven (7) countries: Bangladesh, India, Canada, the United States, Pakistan, and Nepal. This product consists of two files in comma-separated values (csv) format : 1) the list of gauges whose attributes include gauge coordinates, installation dates, the height of the gauge, reading units, city, time zone, and installation notes; 2) list of readings by each gauge specified in the local time. To discover more details about LOCSS, please visit

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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 May 30, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date May 30, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Identifier C2285137889-POCLOUD
Data First Published 2022-06-03
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2022-05-29
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
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Citation LOCSS. 2022-11-11. The Lake Observations by Citizen Scientists & Satellites (LOCSS) Level 1 Version 1.0. Version 1.0. PO.DAAC. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, PO.DAAC.
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Temporal 2017-01-01T00:00:00Z/2022-05-29T00:00:00Z

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