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Lakes : Chemistry, Geology, Physics

Author: Abraham Lerman
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 1978.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham Lerman
ISBN: 9781475711523 1475711522
OCLC Number: 853256816
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 366 pages)
Contents: 1 Heat Budgets of Lakes --
Basic concepts --
Thermal properties of water --
Heat exchange processes --
Thermal behavior of lakes --
Heat balance of lakes --
Frozen lakes --
Antarctic lakes --
Synthesis of the heat budget --
References --
2 Water Circulation and Dispersal Mechanisms --
Fundamental equations --
Parameterization of Reynolds stresses --
Transport equations --
Vorticity equation --
Setup and seiche --
Wind-driven coastal currents --
Topographic gyre model --
The special case of long and narrow basins --
Comparison with observation --
Effect of bottom friction --
Effect of the Coriolis force --
Spontaneous current reversals --
The topographic wave conceptual model --
A simple shore-zone model --
Vorticity balance --
Comparison with observation --
Coastal jets --
Simple coastal jet conceptual model --
Observations on coastal jets --
Spontaneous thermocline movements near shore --
The internal Kelvin wave conceptual model --
Generation of internal Kelvin waves --
Comparison with observation --
Near-inertial oscillations of currents and thermocline --
The internal Poincaré wave conceptual model --
Comparison with observation --
The coastal boundary layer --
Current climatology nearshore and offshore --
References --
3 Sedimentary Processes in Lakes --
Lake types --
Basin changes --
Lake response to various forms of physical input --
Controlling factors --
Physical inputs and sediment response --
Energy levels --
Summary --
References --
4 Man-Made Chemical Perturbation of Lakes --
Factors regulating the chemical composition of lake water systems --
Disturbance of balance between photosynthesis and respiration --
Impact of xenobiotic substances on aquatic ecosystems --
Heavy metals and acidity --
Conclusions --
References --
5 Organic Compounds in Lake Sediments --
Fatty acids --
Isoprenoid compounds --
Alcohols and ketones --
Pentacyclic triterpenoid acids --
Steranes and triterpanes --
Hydrocarbons --
Sterols --
Pigments --
Carbohydrates --
Amino acids and amino sugars --
Purines and pyrimidines --
Summary --
References --
6 Radionuclide Limnochronology --
Delivery of radionuclides to lakes --
Limnochronology --
Dating methods --
Particle reworking processes in lake sediments --
Summary --
References --
7 The Mineralogy and Related Chemistry of Lake Sediments --
Mineral sources --
Driving forces --
Factors of importance in sediment-water interaction --
Chemical composition of lake sediments --
Mineral composition of lake sediments --
Modern techniques for mineralogic and chemical study of lacustrine sediments --
Origin of major mineral groups --
Summary --
References --
8 Saline Lakes --
Conditions for saline lake formation --
Compositional variability of saline lake waters --
Brine evolution --
Modes of occurrence and accumulation of saline minerals --
Diagenetic reactions --
Examples of active salt lakes --
Great Salt Lake --
Fossil salt lakes --
Conclusions --
References --
9 Freshwater Carbonate Sedimentation --
Source of carbonate clastics --
Chemistry of calcite precipitation --
Chemistry of other carbonate minerals --
Case history of Lake Zurich calcite deposition --
Summary --
References --
10 Stable Isotope Studies of Lakes --
Hydrogen and oxygen --
Carbon --
Nitrogen --
Sulfur --
Summary --
References --
11 Chemical Models of Lakes --
Time scales --
One-box models --
Two-box models: stratified lakes --
Multi-box models --
Models for lake water and sediments --
References --
Index of Lakes.
Other Titles: With contributions by numerous experts
Responsibility: edited by Abraham Lerman.

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