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Understanding the Links Between Lake Superior's Animal Life, Upwellings, and Temperature

This project seeks to increase our understanding of how Lake   Superior's physical and biological processes interact. Researchers   hope to determine what mechanisms control biological productivity in   the lake and answer basic questions that have confounded scientists   and resource managers for years. They will examine how the lake's   physical properties, such as temperature and currents, impact animal   life (zooplankton and fish) and establish whether productivity is   higher in cold eddies or warm eddies. Ocean research suggests that   nutrients delivered by offshore upwellings drive productivity;   whether upwelling rates in Lake Superior are enough to enhance   biological productivity will be addressed.

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Researchers
Scope of Study
Field and Modeling
Field Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Ecosystem
Physical/Chemical
Processes
Natural Ecological Processes
Natural Physical/Geological Processes
Resource Management
Fisheries
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Superior
State Province
Minnesota
Annex Numbers
Research & Development
Annex 17
Physical and transformational processes affecting delivery of pollutants
General
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Research & Development
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Physical and transformational processes affecting delivery of pollutants

The Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Research Inventory is an
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up-to-date information about research projects in the
Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Region.