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Cold Regions Lake and Landscape Research

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Alaska Lake Dynamic Studies

Recently Funded Projects

Towards a Circum-Arctic Lake Observation Network (CALON)
Developing a Circum-Arctic network of lake observations with an initial focus on northern Alaska (funding provided by the National Science Foundation)

Western Alaska Lake Temperature Study
Combining remote sensing, field data collection, and model projections to provide information on the status and trends of lake surface temperatures in western Alaska (funding provided by the Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative)

This dataset contains lake surface temperature data (<1m) collected between 2009 and 2013 for 26 lakes in western Alaska. This data was collected as part of a collaborative project (USGS, UAF, USFWS, NPS, Univ. of Washington) funded by the Western Alaska LCC. The first spreadsheet tab provides information on the lake name, latitude, longitude, and the start and end of the record. The second spreadsheet tab contains daily mean temperature values in degrees C. These data were aggregated from hourly measurements. Each column contains the lake name, depth of the observation, temperature units, and whether calibration in addition to the factory standards was applied (blue = yes, red = no).

Current Alaska Lake Studies Project Publications

Zhan S, Beck RA, Hinkel KM, Liu H, Jones BM. Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Gyres in Oriented Lakes on the Arctic Coastal Plain of Northern Alaska Based on Remotely Sensed Images. Remote Sensing. 2014; 6(10):9170-9193. http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/6/10/9170

Culp, J. M., W. Goedkoop, J. Lento, K. S. Christoffersen, S. Frenzel, G. Guðbergsson, P. Liljaniemi, S. Sandøy, M. Svoboda, J. Brittain, J. Hammar, D. Jacobsen, B. Jones, C. Juillet, M. Kahlert, K. Kidd, E. Luiker, J. Olafsson, M. Power, M. Rautio, A. Ritcey, R. Striegl, M. Svenning, J. Sweetman, M. Whitman. 2012. The Arctic Freshwater Biodiversity Monitoring Plan. CAFF International Secretariat, CAFF Monitoring Series Report Nr. 7. CAFF International Secretariat. Akureyri, Iceland. ISBN 978-9935-431-19-6

Regmi, P., G. Grosse, M.C. Jones, B.M. Jones, and K.M.W. Anthony. 2012. Characterizing drained thermokarst lake basins on the Seward Peninsula, Alaska with TerraSAR-X backscatter and Landsat-based NDVI. Remote Sensing, 4, 3741-3765; doi:10.3390/rs4123741

Arp, C.D., Whitman, M., Jones, B.M., Kemnitz, R., Urban, F., Grosse, G. 2012. Drainage network structure and hydrologic behavior of three lake-rich watersheds on the Arctic Coastal Plain, Alaska. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 44, 385-398, doi:10.1657/1938-4246-44.4.385.

Arp, C. D., B. M. Jones, Z. Lu, and M. S. Whitman. 2012, Shifting balance of thermokarst lake ice regimes across the Arctic Coastal Plain of northern Alaska, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L16503, doi:10.1029/2012GL052518.

Jones M. C., G. Grosse, B. M. Jones, and K. M. Walter Anthony. 2012. Peat accumulation in drained thermokarst lake basins in continuous, ice-rich permafrost, northern Seward Peninsula, Alaska. Journal of Geophysical Research—Biogeosciences, VOL. 117, G00M07, 16 PP., 2012 doi:10.1029/2011JG001766. (http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2012/2011JG001766.shtml)

Arp, C. D., B. M. Jones, F. E. Urban, G. Grosse. 2011. Hydrogeomorphic processes of thermokarst lakes with grounded-ice and floating-ice regimes on the Arctic coastal plain, Alaska, Hydrological Processes, 25, 2422-2438, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.8019.

Jones, B. M., G. Grosse, C. D. Arp, M. C. Jones, K. M. Walter Anthony, and V. E. Romanovsky. 2011. Modern thermokarst lake dynamics in the continuous permafrost zone, northern Seward Peninsula, Alaska, J. Geophys. Res., 116:G00M03, DOI:10.1029/2011JG001666.

Parsekian AD, Jones BM, Jones MC, Grosse G, Walter Anthony KM, Slater L (2011): Geometry of floating vegetation mats on the expanding margins of thermokarst lakes, northern Seward Peninsula, Alaska, USA. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. doi:10.1002/esp.2210

Whitman, M. S., C. D. Arp, B. M. Jones, W. Morris, G. Grosse, F. Uban, and R. Kemnitz. 2011. Developing a long-term aquatic monitoring network in a complex watershed of the Alaskan Arctic Coastal Plain, p. 15-20, in C. N. Medley, G. Patterson, and M.J. Parker, eds., Observing, studying, and managing for change - Proceedings of the Fourth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5169. 202 p.

Arp, C. D., B. M. Jones, M. Whitman, A. Larsen, and F. E. Urban. 2010. Lake temperature and ice cover regimes in the Alaskan Subarctic and Arctic: Integrated monitoring, remote sensing, and modeling. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 46:777-791.

Jones, B. M., C. D. Arp, K. M. Hinkel, R. A. Beck, J. A. Schmutz, and B. Winston. 2009. Arctic lake physical processes and regimes and implications on winter water availability and management in the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska. Environmental Management 43(6):1071-1084, DOI 10.1007/s00267-008-92410-0.

Arp, C. D. and B. M. Jones. 2008. Geography of Alaska Lake Districts: Identification, description, and analysis of lake-rich regions of a diverse and dynamic state: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5215.

Hinkel, K. M., B. M. Jones, W. R. Eisner, C. J. Cuomo, R. A. Beck, and R. C. Frohn. 2007. Methods to assess natural and anthropogenic thaw lake drainage on the Western Arctic Coastal Plain of northern Alaska, J. Geophys. Res., 112, F02S16, DOI:10.1029/2006JF000584.

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