meromictic

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meromictic

[¦mer·ə¦mik·tik]
(hydrology)
Of or pertaining to a lake whose water is permanently stratified and therefore does not circulate completely throughout the basin at any time during the year.
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Reports from other meromictic lakes with sulfide laden monimolimnia like Lake Shira, Russia (Rogozir, Genova, Gulati, & Degermendzhy, 2010), Mono Lake (Melack & Jellison, 1998) and Big Soda Lake (Cloern, Cole, & Oremland, 1983) show that mixolimnia do not become oxygen deprived during mixing periods as occurred in Lake Rio Cuarto.
These warming effects will be observed in habitats including saline coldwater springs, supraglacial lakes on ice shelves, epishelf lakes in fjords, deep meromictic lakes, and shallow lakes, ponds and streams (Vincent et al., 2009).
This study also highlights the importance of the responses of alpine meromictic lakes to recent global environment change and anthropogenic activities.
Both are meromictic lakes, meaning surface and bottom waters do not mix seasonally.
The aim of the present study was to examine meromictic lakes and their catchments on the far northern coast of Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada, and to evaluate the results in the context of climate change.
Three meromictic lakes in the lower basin of Gordon River have become world famous because they are permanently stratified (despite being shallow), and because they contain a high diversity of unusual aquatic microorganisms.
Many lakes, called meromictic lakes, do not mix all the way down to the bottom.
Our fieldwork in 2003 confirmed that the large cod in these lakes were Gadus morhua, and not the more frequently landlocked Greenland cod, Gadus ogac, and that the lakes were saline meromictic lakes akin to Ogac Lake.
Like Ogac Lake, Qasigialiminiq and Tariujarusiq Lakes are salt meromictic lakes, although they are warmer than Ogac Lake at all depths, and surface salinity is higher at Tariujarusiq (7[per thousand]) than at the other two lakes (< 1[per thousand]).