The Seasonal Hydrodynamic Habitat
In this chapter, we present a detailed analysis of the annual thermal regime of Lake Kinneret based on high-resolution thermistor chain and meteorological data collected by the Centre for Water Research at the University of Western Australia during the period April 2007–April 2008. Five seasonal regimes of the yearly cycle are defined to illustrate the main physical aspects of the lake hydrodynamics and their effects on ecological processes.
KeywordsBenthic boundary layer Internal wave Mixing Metalimnion Hypolimnion Surface layer Thermocline Turbulent kinetic energy
The authors would like to acknowledge financial support for the Lake Kinneret Research programme from both the Australian Research Council (Projects A00105595, DP0346282 and DP0773823) and the Israeli Water Authority. We also thank Gregory Attwater, Roger Head and Carol Lam for assisting with the field data collection. Both authors are very grateful to Dr Tamar Zohary, and the rest of the KLL team, for their very warm support over the years and especially during the production of this manuscript.
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