New database will help scientists monitor water quality • Earth.com

Last update: October 28th, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from York University features Boundary Lake in Ontario’s Killarney Provincial Park.

Researchers at York University recently developed a water quality database for nearly 12,000 freshwater lakes worldwide, representing almost half of the world’s freshwater supply. The publicly available database will help scientists monitor and manage the health of these lakes.

“The database can be used by scientists to answer questions about what lakes or regions may be faring worse than others, how water quality has changed over the years and which environmental stressors are most important in driving changes in water quality,” said study co-lead author Alessandro Filazzola.

Image Credit:  Amanda Liczner/ York University 

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

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