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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Here we present records of sedimentary pigments, fossil zooplankton, as well as climatic and environmental changes over the past 600 years at a meromictic lake, Dagze Co, on the central Tibetan Plateau to assess the influences of climate change and human activities on the plankton community.
There is also a wonderful wooden walkway around Crawford Lake, a meromictic lake [a lake having waters that do not intermix] that was inside a cave prior to glaciation.
Molecular organic tracers of biogeochemical processes in a saline meromictic lake (Ace Lake).
Fukui, "Vertical and temporal shifts in microbial communities in the water column and sediment of saline meromictic Lake Kaiike (Japan), as determined by a 16S rDNA-based analysis, and related to physicochemical gradients," Environmental Microbiology, vol.
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].
P., 1984, "Recent Paleolimnology of a meromictic lake: fossil pigments of photosynthetic bacteria" J.
The remnant natural areas in the Region comprise maple-beech forests, conifer swamps, sphagnum bogs, oak-hickory forest, oak savannas, fens, Silver Maple swamps, tall-grass prairies, floodplain meadows, limestone cliffs, and even a meromictic lake. The Region's population and economy are as diverse as its natural features.
Instead, it was decided to flood the pit with sea water and top it off with fresh water forming a meromictic lake as could occur naturally.
(1994) obtained viable diapausing eggs of a variety of zooplankton taxa, including copepods, a cladoceran, and a rotifer with maximum ages between 5 and 40 yr in [sup.210]Pb sediments of a meromictic lake at the upper end of the Pettaquamscutt estuary, Rhode Island, USA, while Hairston and Van Brunt (1994) found viable eggs of diaptomid copepods in [210.sup.]Pb-dated sediments of Oneida Lake, New York, USA in large numbers at sediment depths aged at 22 yr and still present in sediments nearly 90 yr old.
Garrow Lake is a meromictic lake, that is one with thermal and chemical layering and no vertical circulation.