Rachel M. Pilla
Elizabeth M. Mette
Craig E. Williamson
Boris V. Adamovich
Rita Adrian
Orlane Anneville
Esteban Balseiro
Syuhei Ban
Sudeep Chandra
William Colom-Montero
Shawn P. Devlin
Margaret A. Dix
Martin T. Dokulil
Natalie A. Feldsine
Heidrun Feuchtmayr
Natalie K. Fogarty
Evelyn E. Gaiser
Scott F. Girdner
Maria J. González
K. David Hambright
David P. Hamilton
Karl Havens
Dag O. Hessen
Harald Hetzenauer
Scott N. Higgins
Timo H. Huttula
Hannu Huuskonen
Peter D.F. Isles
Klaus D. Joehnk
Wendell Bill Keller
Jen Klug
Lesley B. Knoll
Johanna Korhonen
Nikolai M. Korovchinsky
Oliver Köster
Benjamin M. Kraemer
Peter R. Leavitt
Barbara Leoni
Fabio Lepori
Ekaterina V. Lepskaya
Noah R. Lottig
Martin S. Luger
Stephen C. Maberly
Sally MacIntyre
Chris McBride
Peter MacIntyre
Stephanie J. Melles
Beatriz Modenutti
Dörthe C. Müller-Navarra
Laura Pacholski
Andrew M. Paterson
Don C. Pierson
Helen V. Pislegina
Pierre-Denis Plisnier
David C. Richardson
Alon Rimmer
Michela Rogora
Denis Y. Rogozin
James A. Rusak
Olga O. Rusanovskaya
Steve Sadro
Nico Salmaso
Jasmine E. Saros
Jouko Sarvala
Émilie Saulnier-Talbot
Daniel E. Schindler
Svetlana V. Shimaraeva
Eugene A. Silow
Lewis M. Sitoki
Ruben Sommaruga
Dietmar Straile
Kristin E. Strock, Dickinson College
Hilary Swain
Jason M. Tallant
Wim Thiery
Maxim A. Timofeyev
Alexander P. Tolomeev
Koji Tominaga
Michael J. Vanni
Piet Verburg
Rolf D. Vinebrooke
Josef Wanzenböck
Kathleen Weathers
Gesa A. Weyhenmeyer
Egor S. Zadereev
Tatyana V. Zhukova

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Scientific Data


Climate change and other anthropogenic stressors have led to long-term changes in the thermal structure, including surface temperatures, deepwater temperatures, and vertical thermal gradients, in many lakes around the world. Though many studies highlight warming of surface water temperatures in lakes worldwide, less is known about long-term trends in full vertical thermal structure and deepwater temperatures, which have been changing less consistently in both direction and magnitude. Here, we present a globally-expansive data set of summertime in-situ vertical temperature profiles from 153 lakes, with one time series beginning as early as 1894. We also compiled lake geographic, morphometric, and water quality variables that can influence vertical thermal structure through a variety of potential mechanisms in these lakes. These long-term time series of vertical temperature profiles and corresponding lake characteristics serve as valuable data to help understand changes and drivers of lake thermal structure in a time of rapid global and ecological change.


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