Temperate Lake Gas Exchange

Lake George, New York (43.6°N, 73.6°W)

Seneca Lake, New York (42.7°N 76.9°W)

We are instrumenting a 24 ft. pontoon boat to measure momentum and heat exchange, and air-water concentrations and fluxes of carbon dioxide. A field experiment will be conducted in temperate lakes in Upstate New York. The warm water temperatures expected in late summer will lead to increased evaporation and provide a first test that heat loss causes sufficient turbulence near the air-water interface to contribute or drive gas flux.

Air/water Flux pontoon boat