Meteotsunamis are big waves that have been historically mislabeled and poorly forecasted in the Great Lakes. Experts are learning more and predictive tools are in sight.
Experts call Muskegon Lake a “model Great Lakes estuary.” Two new studies detail its patterns of hypoxia and the ecological effects with unprecedented clarity.
A record-setting wave in Lake Superior highlights the value of data buoys in informing the public while inviting speculation about the size of the waves that don’t get measured.
A Florida Atlantic University engineering team is rolling out the ‘Soar,’ its new low-cost, low-power data logging and telemetry platform.
Water quality monitoring on the recovering White River in Indiana backs work behind the idea that a healthy, accessible river will enrich Indianapolis and its citizens.
With a new grant, an ad-hoc monitoring network that sprang up after the Toledo water crisis is maturing into the premier Lake Erie observatory.
Where in-situ sensors and boats struggle in monitoring nearshore shallows, sensor-toting aerial drones are emerging as promising tools for the job.
Federal agencies are preparing for a price drop in nutrient sensor tech that could bring a boom in the number of instruments deployed across the nation.
A 35-year stream temperature study in Washington shows that forestry regulations are helping keep water cooler in a major timber company’s forests.
Weathers, co-chair of the Global Lakes Ecological Observatory Network and a biogeochemist at the Cary Institute, comments on the network’s 10th year.
A USGS network of monitoring stations is helping track the effects of climate change on New England's hydrology.
It’s been 150 years since, as the legend goes, an Italian Jesuit priest named Angelo Secchi, lowered a white disk into the water of the Mediterranean Sea until it disappeared from sight and measured the depth as an indication of water clarity. It would be a little too convenient...
The Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network is celebrating ten years of linking lakes, and more importantly, the people who study them.
A Lake Erie buoy overseen by the Tom Ridge Environmental Center captured an abrupt storm crossing the lake’s southern coast in May.
Nearly four years ago, I covered a study of stream temperatures in Oregon that found that water stayed cooler when logging operations left wider forested buffers along the streams. The study found that, on average, streams didn’t warm at all after harvests on state land, where wider buffers are...
The Environmental Monitor didn’t even have a website when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded five years ago this week, killing 11 workers and leaving behind a gushing well that led to the largest-ever oil spill in U.S. waters. Not than anyone missed out from our lack of reporting...
On the Fondriest store we’re offering a free pH buffer kit with the purchase of any Thermo Orion Star portable pH meter. See the promotion details here (PDF). These are rugged meters built to handle day-to-day testing. They’re in a waterproof, dustproof housing with an IP67 rating. USB and...
Fondriest Environmental has assembled new guides to simplify the strategies and equipment required for three more water quality and environmental monitoring applications. Guides for temperature profiling in lakes, monitoring scour at bridges and monitoring dissolved oxygen at hydropower facilities are available now, joining the earlier release of the guide...
The Environmental Monitor's publisher, Fondriest Environmental, is running a special spring promotion on equipment from a few of the monitoring industry's top brands.