Abstract


A RETROSPECTIVE LOOK AT ALGAL BLOOMS IN WESTERN LAKE ERIE USING HIGH FREQUENCY REAL-TIME MONITORING NETWORK

HABs detrimental effects on ecosystems and human health are well-known and, in the Great Lakes, have been in the spotlight for the last several years. The demand for information, warnings and solutions has been greater than ever whether it is from the water managers, government officials or the general public. Over the past five years, to better understand and forecast these bloom dynamics, we have deployed several continuous monitoring buoys in Western Lake Erie. These in situ sensors provide substantially improved temporal resolution on local water quality conditions and resultant HAB development. Recognizable patterns regarding onset, duration, magnitude and senescence of the blooms are emerging and indicate a tight coupling between physical drivers and ecological response. Hyperspectral imaging has also been added to complement our in situ data. The program is ever evolving with technology, spatially and temporarily to rapidly provide the most robust data sets possible.

Authors

Palladino, D., CILER, USA, danna.palladino@noaa.gov

Johengen, T. H., CILER, USA

Ruberg, S. A., NOAA, USA

Miller, R. J., CILER, USA

Purcell, H. L., CILER, USA

Stuart, D. G., CILER, USA

Burtner, A. B., CILER, USA

Details

Oral presentation

Session #:SS04
Date: 06/06/2016
Time: 15:00
Location: Sweeney Ballroom B

Presentation is given by student: No