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