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Currents in Stratified Water Bodies 1: Density-Driven Flows

Authors
  • Peeters, F.
  • Kipfer, R.
Type
Book
Journal
Encyclopedia of Inland Waters
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Pages
530–538
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/B978-012370626-3.00080-6
ISBN: 978-0-12-370626-3
Source
Elsevier
Keywords
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Abstract

Density-driven flows play an important role for deep-water renewal in lakes and are often essential for nutrient transport and oxygenation of the deep hypolimnion. Here, we give a qualitative description of the characteristics of density plumes, describe several processes that lead to density-driven flows and discuss the relevance of these processes in different lake types and under different environmental conditions.

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