The Floating Classroom offers two options for collecting physical and chemical water quality data at specific depths from Cayuga
Level 1- Depth, Temperature, pH
Level 2- Dissolved oxygen, specific conductivity,
Level 3- Alkalinity, carbon dioxide & chlorophyll.
Our goal for most cruises, each research team will collect one or more depth-specific samples, and the results will be combined to create a LAKE PROFILE or a range from the surface to the hypolimnion. This information is directly related to the biological (plankton) and clarity/solar energy penetration (Secchi Disk) observations made at other stations during a cruise.
Example temperature profiles are available here, and a video demonstration of the Van Dorn sampler is here. More information is soon to be available!!