Auke Bay Climatology Metadata
Data set includes available climatological and related physical environmental records for Auke Bay, Auke Creek and Auke Lake beginning in 1959. Daily high and low air temperatures, precipitation, snow fall, snow on the ground, cloud cover, sea surface temperature, surface salinity, Secchi disc depth and water color are taken at the Auke Bay Laboratory. Daily stream temperatures are taken at the Auke Creek Weir. Three meter depth Auke Lake Temperatures are recorded and the Auke Creek Hatchery in take pipe in the lake.
The physical characteristics of the environment strongly influence the biological productivity of the terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. The knowledge of the physical characteristics and their variation over time are critical to understanding and prediction of the natural variation in ecosystem productivity. The parameters included in this data set are basic parameters that are easily monitored and have broad application to many research studies.