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Introduction

  • Kolumban HutterEmail author
  • Yongqi Wang
  • Irina P. Chubarenko
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Part of the Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics book series (AGEM)

Abstract

Limnology, the science of lakes, has been in the past primarily a field of activity of the biological and chemical sciences with only limited interaction with physics. This fact has its historical justification as the study of lakes has primarily been motivated by questions of biological concern, and these are deeply rooted in the life sciences among which biology and chemistry play an important role. A certain significance of physics has nevertheless always been accepted – for instance, the seasonal variation of the temperature distribution in a lake has always been recognised to be the result of solar radiation and wind action at the water surface.

Keywords

Internal Wave Large Lake Deep Lake Bottom Slope Meromictic Lake 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kolumban Hutter
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yongqi Wang
    • 2
  • Irina P. Chubarenko
    • 3
  1. 1.ETH Zürich, c/o Versuchsanstalt für Wasserbau Hydrologie und GlaziologieZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringDarmstadt University of TechnologyDarmstadtGermany
  3. 3.Russian Academy of Sciences, P.P. Shirshov Institute of OceanologyKaliningradRussia

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