The Summer 2015 print edition of the Environmental Monitor is on the way to subscribers this month. Our quarterly print editions feature the best of the Monitor’s online content and update stories with new graphics. In the process of putting together the magazine, we also throw in new content including infographics, featured photos and a roundup of all the latest monitoring gear.
A series of stories in this issue follows research and science on the Ohio River, a waterway that has been incredibly important to the country’s history yet ranks among the nation’s most polluted. Stories include a look at ORSANCO, the interstate agency that monitors water quality on the river, and an effort to estimate chlorophyll concentrations with Landsat 8 satellite data.
You’ll also read about the tenth anniversary of the Global Lakes Ecological Observatory Network, which links instrumented lakes and the scientists who study them. This issue’s system description lays out the data buoy system that the Niagara Region of Ontario is using to pursue swimming advisories based on real-time data.
In addition to those featured items, the Summer 2015 edition of the Monitor has an update on the spread of invasive emerald ash borer, which has just been found to affect tree species related to ash borer. Another important story showcased in the edition covers efforts to build a harmful algal bloom monitoring network in Lake Erie.