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Temperature Microstructure in Crater Lake, Oregon

Victor T. Neal, Stephen J. Neshyba and Warren W. Denner
Limnology and Oceanography
Vol. 16, No. 4 (Jul., 1971), pp. 695-700
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2834193
Page Count: 6
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Temperature Microstructure in Crater Lake, Oregon
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Abstract

Vertical temperature profiles made in Crater Lake with a modified XBT system show that layers of nearly isothermal water, separated by sheets of relatively high temperature gradient, exist in the upper 265 m of the lake. The microstructure was better developed and more persistent in late than in early summer. The relationship between temperature microstructure and rate of vertical heat transfer in lakes is still undetermined.

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