Data Package Summary   View Full Metadata

  • LAGOS-NE-LOCUS v1.01: A module for LAGOS-NE, a multi-scaled geospatial and temporal database of lake ecological context and water quality for thousands of U.S. Lakes: 1925-2013
  • Soranno, Patricia A; Michigan State University
  • Cheruvelil, Kendra S; Michigan State University
  • 2017-04-28
  • Soranno P., K. Cheruvelil. 2017. LAGOS-NE-LOCUS v1.01: A module for LAGOS-NE, a multi-scaled geospatial and temporal database of lake ecological context and water quality for thousands of U.S. Lakes: 1925-2013. Environmental Data Initiative. Dataset accessed 1/22/2018.
  • This data package, LAGOS-NE-LOCUS v1.01, is 1 of 5 data packages associated with the LAGOS-NE database-- the LAke multi-scaled GeOSpatial and temporal database. Three of the data packages each contain different types of data for 51,101 lakes and reservoirs larger than 4 ha in 17 lake-rich U.S. states to support research on thousands of lakes. These three package are: (1) LAGOS-NE-LOCUS v1.01: lake location and physical characteristics for all lakes. (2) LAGOS-NEGEO v1.05: ecological context (i.e., the land use, geologic, climatic, and hydrologic setting of lakes) for all lakes. These geospatial data were created by processing national-scale and publicly-accessible datasets to quantify numerous metrics at multiple spatial resolutions. And, (3) LAGOS-NE-LIMNO v1.087.1: in-situ measurements of lake water quality from the past three decades for approximately 2,600-12,000 lakes, depending on the variable. This module was created by harmonizing 87 water quality datasets from federal, state, tribal, and non-profit agencies, university researchers, and citizen scientists. The other two data packages contain supporting data for the LAGOS-NE database: (4) LAGOS-NE-GIS v1.0: the GIS data layers for lakes, wetlands, and streams, as well as the spatial resolutions that were used to create the LAGOS-NE-GEO module. (5) LAGOS-NE-RAWDATA: the original 87 datasets of lake water quality prior to processing, the R code that converts the original data formats into LAGOS-NE data format, and the log file from this procedure to create LAGOS-NE. This latter data package supports the reproducibility of LAGOS-NE-LIMNO. The LAGOS-NE-LOCUS v1.01 module includes information on the physical location and features of all lakes > 4 ha. The information provided for this population of lakes includes: lake unique identifiers, lake area, perimeter, latitude and longitude, and the zone IDs that the lake is located within (e.g., state, county, the hydrologic unit at each level (4, 8, and 12). Citation for the full documentation of this database: Soranno, P.A., E.G. Bissell, K.S. Cheruvelil, S.T. Christel, S.M. Collins, C.E. Fergus, C.T. Filstrup, J.F. Lapierre, N.R. Lottig, S.K. Oliver, C.E. Scott, N.J. Smith, S. Stopyak, S. Yuan, M.T. Bremigan, J.A. Downing, C. Gries, E.N. Henry, N.K. Skaff, E.H. Stanley, C.A. Stow, P.-N. Tan, T. Wagner, K.E. Webster. 2015. Building a multi-scaled geospatial temporal ecology database from disparate data sources: Fostering open science and data reuse. GigaScience 4:28 doi:10.1186/s13742-015-0067-4 Citation for the data paper for this database: Soranno, P.A., L.C. Bacon, M. Beauchene, K.E. Bednar, E.G. Bissell, C.K. Boudreau, M.G. Boyer, M.T. Bremigan, S.R. Carpenter, J.W. Carr, K.S. Cheruvelil, S.T. Christel, M. Claucherty, S.M.Collins, J.D. Conroy, J.A. Downing, J. Dukett, C.E. Fergus, C.T. Filstrup, C. Funk, M.J. Gonzalez, L.T. Green, C. Gries, J.D. Halfman, S.K. Hamilton, P.C. Hanson, E.N. Henry, E.M. Herron, C. Hockings, J.R. Jackson, K. Jacobson-Hedin, L.L. Janus, W.W. Jones, J.R. Jones, C.M. Keson, K.B.S. King, S.A. Kishbaugh, J.-F. Lapierre, B. Lathrop, J.A. Latimore, Y. Lee, N.R. Lottig, J.A. Lynch, L.J. Matthews, W.H. McDowell, K.E.B. Moore, B.P. Neff, S.J. Nelson, S.K. Oliver, M.L. Pace, D.C. Pierson, A.C. Poisson, A.I. Pollard, D.M. Post, P.O. Reyes, D.O. Rosenberry, K.M. Roy, L.G. Rudstam, O. Sarnelle, N.J. Schuldt, C.E. Scott, N.K. Skaff, N.J. Smith, N.R. Spinelli, J.J. Stachelek, E.H. Stanley, J.L. Stoddard, S.B. Stopyak, C.A. Stow, J.M. Tallant, P.-N. Tan, A.P. Thorpe, M.J. Vanni, T. Wagner, G. Watkins, K.C. Weathers, K.E. Webster, J.D. White, M.K. Wilmes, S. Yuan. In Review. LAGOS-NE: A multi-scaled geospatial and temporal database of lake ecological context and water quality for thousands of U.S. lakes. In Review at GigaScience. Submitted April 2017.
  • N: 49.3477      S: 34.61761      E: -66.99892      W: -97.90363
  • This information is released to the public under the Creative Commons license CC0 1.0 Universal ( and may be used for academic, educational, or commercial purposes subject to the following restrictions: The Data User must realize that these data sets are being actively used by others for ongoing research and that coordination may be necessary to prevent duplicate publication. The Data User is urged to contact the data creators or contacts. Where appropriate, the Data User may be encouraged to consider collaboration and/or co-authorship with original investigators. The Data User must realize that the data may be misinterpreted if taken out of context. The Data User must acknowledge use of the data by an appropriate citation (suggested format includes the DOI). While substantial efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of data and documentation, complete accuracy of data sets cannot be guaranteed. All data are made available "as is". The creators shall not be liable for damages resulting from any use or misinterpretation of data sets. Data users should be aware that we periodically update data sets. By using these data, the Data User agrees to abide by the terms of this agreement. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • doi:10.6073/pasta/940b25d022c695b440e1bdbc49fbb77b
EDI is proud to be affiliated with the following organizations: DataCite logo DataONE logo ESIP logo re3data logo