From the many aspects of lake science including water budgets, temperature regimes, mixing types, biology/ecology, and chemistry, the book concentrates on the genesis of lakes and other closed forms containing water, moisture/swamps or minerals. Its organisation follows different forms of lake origin (often connected to the question of age) such as extra-terrestrial meteor impacts, structural depressions by tectonic activity, patterning of joints or faults, volcanic origin, or the forming influence of glacier ice, subterranean permafrost, littoral processes, running water, wind, and solution of rocks (karst forms).
Coverage also deals with temporal variations in lake existence within the context of climate change in the past and the future. In addition, special chapters are devoted to saline (or salt) lakes, and - in their evaporated forms - to saltpans.
Providing essential information at a glance, this guide will be help both specialists and general readers better understand the world's lakes as well as see them in a new perspective.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Number of pages: 293
Weight: 1368 g
Dimensions: 279 x 210 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2016
"Lakes of the World with Google Earth combines lessons in lake geomorphology with over 300 aerial Google Earth images of lakes. ... the catalogue of images it contains could be a useful tool to supplement lectures in an introductory limnology class. If you are looking for ideas for amazing field sites or need compelling images to supplement a presentation, this is a great book." (Bridget R. Deemer, Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin, Vol. 26 (1), Feburary, 2017)"This book superbly organizes and documents Google Earth lake images, making it an invaluable resource for community college students, lower-division undergraduates, and general readers. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and general readers." (C. Leachman, Choice, Vol. 54 (6), February, 2017)
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