A note on the chemical composition of lake water in the Laguna Amarga, a saline lake in Patagonia, Chile

  • Y. Saijo
  • O. Mitamura
  • M. Tanaka


The chemical composition of lake water in Laguna Amarga, a small, shallow, saline lake near the Torres del Paine National Park (at 51°S), Chilean Patagonia, was studied in January, 1993. The water was strongly alkaline (pH 9.4) conductivity was 71.4 mS cm−1, and salinity was 77 g L−1. The major ions were sodium and sulphate.

Key words

chemistry saline lake Laguna Amarga Patagonia Chile 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Campos, H., Soto, D., Steffen, W., Parra, O., Aguero, G., and Zuñiga, L., 1994. Limnological studies of Lake Sarmiento (Chile): A subsaline lake from Chilean Patagonian. Arch. Hydrobiol. Suppl. 99(1/2):217–234.Google Scholar
  2. Hammer, U.T., 1986. Saline Lake Ecosystems of the World. Monographiae Biologicae, 59. Junk, Dordrecht.Google Scholar
  3. Soto, D., Campos, H., Steffen, W., Parra, O., and Zuñiga, L., 1994. The Torres del Paine lake district (Chilean Patagonia): A case of potentially N-limited lakes and ponds. Arch. Hydrobiol. Suppl. 99(1/2):181–197.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© KLuwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Saijo
    • 1
  • O. Mitamura
    • 2
  • M. Tanaka
    • 3
  1. 1.Aichi UniversityToyohashiJapan
  2. 2.Division of Natural SciencesOsaka Kyoiku UniversityKashiwara, OsakaJapan
  3. 3.Toyohashi Health CenterToyohashiJapan

Personalised recommendations