New publicly available water quality database contains information on 12,000 global lakes

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York University (Toronto, Canada) researchers have created a free and publicly available water quality database containing information on close to 12,000 freshwater lakes globally – almost half of the world’s freshwater supply. The hope is that the database will help scientists monitor and manage the health of these lakes.

Associated journal article: Filazzola, A., Mahdiyan, O., Shuvo, A. et al. “A database of chlorophyll and water chemistry in freshwater lakes.” Scientific Data 7, 310 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-00648-2

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