Understanding Lake Data
Author(s) Byron Shaw, Christine Mechenich, Lowell Klessig
This publication explains the physical and chemical compositions of different types of lakes. It covers lakes’ nutrient status (trophic condition), and their susceptibility to acid rain. It discusses toxic metals that accumulate in fish and tells how to use general water chemistry principles to document potential changes in water quality. A glossary of technical terms is included to help the reader understand the language used in the study of lakes (limnology) (20 pages; 2004).