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Title: Mixing patterns in Amazon lakes
Authors: Tundisi, Joseand? Galízia
Forsberg, Bruce Rider
Devol, Allan H.
Zaret, Thomas M.
Tundisi, Takako Matsumura
Santos, Antonio dos
Ribeiro, Jorge S.
Hardy, Elsa Rodrigues
Issue Date: 1984
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Hydrobiologia
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 108, Número 1, Pags. 3-15
Abstract: The diel mixing patterns of two small floodplain lakes, Lago Jacaretinga in the Amazon drainage, and Lago Cristalino in the Rio Negro system, were investigated during both the high-water and low-water states of the Amazon River hydrograph. Measurements included temperature, oxygen, ammonia, phosphate, and chlorophyll. In both lakes thermal stratification developed during the day and was eroded at night. During the low-water period when the lakes were shallow, nocturnal circulation extended to the lake bottom, whereas when the lakes were deeper (greater than about 5 m), circulation did not reach the bottom and an anoxic hypolimnion developed. During the low-water period, percent of oxygen concentrations were relatively high but always less than saturation. Low oxygen concentrations were observed during the high-water period. At all times nocturnal mixing supplied a significant amount of oxygen to the lake ecosystems. Nighttime upward mixing of recycled nitrogen and phosphorus also appeared to be important nutrient sources for algal productivity. © 1984 Dr W. Junk Publishers.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1007/BF00939167
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