The Nature Conservancy, UIS’s Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon, and YSI Inc. are involved in a project to document important data from Emiquon as it undergoes its historic transformation.
Central to the effort is the YSI sonde, a device that measures parameters such as temperature, water depth, pH, the percentage of dissolved oxygen, and chlorophyll. The sonde makes an hourly report to YSI, and YSI makes the data available on the Web.
The picture at left shows the bottom end of a sonde, and illustrates some of the probes used to gather the data. This means scientists (and you!) can get the latest information about Emiquon’s water quality (at least in the channel) almost instantly on the Web.
1. Data furnished are real-time and have not been revised for quality or accuracy purposes. The Nature Conservancy provides no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Chlorophyll a data are not actual measurements but reflect a relationship between actual chl a measurements and those read by the YSI sonde.
2. If interested in accessing data other than that which is made available to the public, please send the following information to email@example.com: (a) what data is requested and (b) the time period for the requested data.
Once you link to the map, you should see three green circles (if a circle isn’t green, new data is not available at the moment). Click on a green circle, and you’ll see graphs of the latest data from the instruments at that location.