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Title: Monthly water balance estimates for the Laurentian Great Lakes from 1950 to 2019 (v1.0) [Deprecated] Open Access Deposited
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  • The new estimates of the Great Lakes water balance were generated using the Large Lakes Statistical Water Balance Model (L2SWBM). The L2SWBM used multiple independent data sets to obtain the prior distribution and likelihood functions, which were then assimilated by a Bayesian framework to infer feasible range of each water balance component. Detail description of the L2SWBM is available in a paper pending for submission to the Scientific Data journal.
  • This data set contains a new estimate of monthly water balance components from 1950 to 2019 for the Laurentian Great Lakes, the largest freshwater system on Earth. The source code and inputs to derive the new estimates are also included in this dataset.
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Date coverage
  • 1950-01-15 to 2019-12-15
Citations to related material
  • Do, H.X., Smith, J., Fry, L.M., and Gronewold, A.D., Seventy-year long record of monthly water balance estimates for Earth’s largest lake system (pending for submission)
  • Version Note: This dataset is deprecated and has been replaced by version 1.1, found at
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Curation notes
  • On June 8, 2020, Title and Citations to related materials changed to reflect deprecation in favor of newer version of data.

  • On Mar. 2, 2020, license for deposit changed from CC BY-NC 4.0 to CC0 to comply with journal policy.
Last modified
  • 06/09/2020
  • 02/24/2020
To Cite this Work:
Do, H., Smith, J., Fry, L., Gronewold, A. (2020). Monthly water balance estimates for the Laurentian Great Lakes from 1950 to 2019 (v1.0) [Deprecated] [Data set]. University of Michigan - Deep Blue.

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