Are you interested in analysis of automatic monitoring data from a waterbody, but don’t know where to start? Start here!
With the advent and proliferation of high frequency in situ data collection from lakes has come the need to process unprecedented quantities of data in a useful and effective manner. This need has driven the development, or adoption, of a variety of techniques, programs and methodologies for working with high frequency lake data. It was, therefore, thought timely to provide an easily accessible and digestible synopsis of some of these topics. Discussions between interested members of the NETLAKE COST Action (ES1201) and a poll of Action members led to the identification of a range of such topics by the community which was felt to be of broad potential interest to those collecting high frequency data from lakes, and indeed rivers. Individual specialists were identified for each of these topics with each then writing a ‘factsheet’ intended as a beginner’s guide to the topic. The intention was to briefly describe the objective of the method, a specific application for it, some details of the background knowledge and data requirements necessary for its use, and a broad description of how the method should be implemented. Additionally, some advice, in the form of tips, where to find further information and how to access any code was included. These factsheets were peer reviewed by experts within NETLAKE, then edited and collated. The factsheets can be downloaded individually or collectively.