mixolimnion

mixolimnion

[¦mik·sō′lim·nē‚än]
(hydrology)
The upper layer of a meromictic lake, characterized by low density and free circulation; this layer is mixed by the wind.
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57) * For N:P ratios, the integrated mean (standard error) for the mixolimnion (mixo) and the chemocline and monolimnion (chemo+mono) are reported.
We may thus justify reference henceforth to the upper mixolimnion and lower monimolimnion of Laguna de Guatavita.
Concentrations in the upper mixolimnion were generally lower than 12mg chla/[m.
Day-to-day variations in dachlorophyll-specific photosynthetic rates in the mixolimnion of the lake were observed in all three campaigns (with maxima occasionally as high as 4.
Despite the indications detected in previous field studies, the present confirmation of a stable, meromictic water column coupled with a severe restriction of light penetration through a turbid mixolimnion, simultaneously more deficient in nitrogen than phosphorus, reveals an unusual and strikingly unexpected environment.
It is a deep (maximum 489m), meromictic lake, with oxic mixolimnion up to 70m and a deep monimolimnion rich in dissolved gases, particularly methane [9].