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Hancock Pond High Resolution Temperature Monitoring

A. The water column of Hancock Pond was weakly stratified when sensors were deployed in mid-May. Shallower waters gradually warmed throughout May before a short cool down in early June. Deep waters stayed consistently cold.
B. Surface water temperature increased steadily from mid-June throughout July with peak temperature occurring on July 8 (28.3 °C/ 82.9 °F).
C. Surface waters began cooling slightly throughout August before reaching near peak temperatures again in early September.
D. Shallow waters began to cool and mix with waters from the middle depths. Deep waters were still cold but had started to warm slightly. The decrease in temperature difference between shallow and deep waters is a precursor to fall turnover.
E. Temperatures throughout the water column were becoming more uniform but temperature differences in the deep waters indicate that full mixing had not yet occurred when sensors were retrieved in early November.

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