Deep-water renewal and biological production in Lake Baikal

Citation:
Weiss, RF, Carmack EC, Koropalov VM.  1991.  Deep-water renewal and biological production in Lake Baikal. Nature. 349:665-669.

Date Published:

Feb

Keywords:

chlorofluoromethanes, ocean, seawater

Abstract:

The physics of mixing in deep temperate lakes is strongly constrained by the existence of a temperature of maximum density for fresh water, and by the pressure dependence of that temperature. The world's deepest lake is well suited to the study of such deep-water renewal processes, and also to the determination of the rate of renewal using time-dependent chemical tracers. The mean rates of biological recycling of oxygen, carbon and nutrients for the entire lake can then also be determined.

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DOI:

10.1038/349665a0