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In-situ data

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2023 12:58 pm America/New_York
by avmehta
I have a question about availability of in-situ water quality measurements (chlorophyll, TSS, turbidity) for in-land lakes. Does SeaBASS or any other location includes such data at OBDAAC?
Thank you.
Amita Mehta

Re: In-situ data

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2023 2:46 pm America/New_York
by OB SeaBASS - cwproctor
Within OB.DAAC, SeaBASS is the right place to look for those sorts of in water measurements. SeaBASS has some of those measurements from inland lakes, although mostly marine measurements.

There is no single search option to find lake-only datasets through the SeaBASS File Search, though, for example, you can draw a bounding rectangle around the Great Lakes region and perform the search to find several of them.

Another approach might be to use NASA's Earthdata Search and enter the keywords "SeaBASS lake" which identifies 10 potentially relevant datasets based on matching words in the experiment descriptions. It is possible to use other search options to craft a more sophisticated search, but those are likely the main candidates (the term "SeaBASS fresh" also identifies a few more related to freshwater that might be of interest). You can access these results directly through the Earthdata Search itself, or for more info click the click the "view collection details" option (e.g., from there you can read more about them and/or visit the Data Set Landing Page back on the SeaBASS website).