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relationship of summer thermocline depth to several physical characteristics of lakes

D. R. Cruikshank

relationship of summer thermocline depth to several physical characteristics of lakes

by D. R. Cruikshank

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Published by Western Region, Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans in Winnipeg, Man .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lakes -- Ontario -- Temperature.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby D.R. Cruikshank.
    SeriesCanadian technical report of fisheries and aquatic sciences -- no. 1248
    ContributionsCanada. Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans. Western Region.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsSH"223"C35"no.1248
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 33 p :
    Number of Pages33
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20960587M

    tank. It also can be interpreted as the cool water depth occupied in the tank. Thermocline thickness, W TC, is ined as the region limited by the edges of asymptote curve. T c Th C Tc = Average cool water temperature Th = Average warm water temperature W TC = Thermocline thickness C = Midpoint of thermocline T a n k H e i g h t, H W TC Fig. Size: KB.   On mid-depth, moderately fertile lakes such as Nolin River Lake, Barren River Lake, Green River Lake or Rough River Lake, the thermocline usually starts around 11 to 12 feet deep in summer with little dissolved oxygen below 16 feet. “Find banks, channel drops or humps at that depth and fish them,” Dreves said.

      The lake was stratified from May through August, during which time the thermocline depth increased from about m to about m. In contrast to winter, sedimentation rates during summer stratification were essentially independent of depth (Fig. 3, Table 1). Traps below the thermocline collected very similar masses regardless of depth. Water Temperature Patterns in Lakes. is nearly uniform down to the thermocline because of the thorough mixing of the waters in the epilimnion during the summer. The thermocline is the zone of most rapid temperature decrease generally involving a drop of at least 1° C. per meter of depth and occasionally as much as 7° C. per meter. When.

    Smaller to moderately-sized lakes (50 to acres) reasonably may be expected to stratify and be well mixed to a depth of 3–7 meters in north temperate climates. Larger lakes may be well mixed to a depth of 10–15 meters in summer (e.g., Western Lake Superior near Duluth, MN).   The total water depth might be 5 feet. The bass seem to hold right above it — maybe around 2 1/2 feet. This formula generally holds true around other kinds of structure and cover as well. Sometimes you’ll find good bass holding at 4 1/2 feet around docks when the thermocline is at 5 feet and the total water depth is no more than 10 feet.


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Relationship of summer thermocline depth to several physical characteristics of lakes by D. R. Cruikshank Download PDF EPUB FB2

Significant relationships between thermocline depth (Zt) and lake volume (V), area (A), fetch (F), mean depth (z) and maximum depth (Zmax) are shown. Relationship to volume is given by Zt= V ), (r=), to area Zt= A (r=) and to fetch.

Cruikshank, D.R. The relationship of summer thermocline depth to several physical characteristics of lakes. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. iv + 33 p, Summer thermocl ine depths for 20 Experimental Lakes Area 1akes are summarized. Significant relationships between thermocline depth (Zt) and.

hydrologic sciences: The physical characteristics of lakes. temperature change known as the thermocline. When the lake begins to cool at the end of summer, the cooler surface water tends to sink because it has greater density.

Eventually this results in an. clear lakes can contain well oxygenated water at depths of 40 feet or more during summer. Thus, the depth where the thermocline exists will differ widely among lakes depending on their productivity, even for lakes that are only a few miles apart but differ widely in nutrient content.

It depends on the lake. Not all lakes will Size: 15KB. The relationship between thermocline depth and SST anomalies in the eastern equatorial Pacific: Seasonality and Decadal Variations Jieshun Zhu1,2, Arun Kumar1 and Bohua Huang3,4 1.

Motivations 3. Seasonality of ZSST relationship 2. Data Fig. 1 Lead-lag correlations between observed Z20 and SST anomalies forFile Size: KB. Thermocline depths tend to be consistent for the same calendar month year to year except for very shallow lakes, where they might not form at all.

Thermocline location is important to fishermen because fish tend to favor depths near the boundary. You can find thermoclines using several techniques separately or in combination.

Lakes and reservoirs that don’t have current will typically develop a thermocline in the heat of the summer.

The thermocline is a layer of water towards the bottom that has no oxygen or very little oxygen. Fish can venture below the thermocline to feed but they can’t stay there for extended periods of. The red line in this illustration shows a typical seawater temperature profile. In the thermocline, temperature decreases rapidly from the mixed upper layer of the ocean (called the epipelagic zone) to much colder deep water in the thermocline (mesopelagic zone).

Below 3, feet to a depth of ab feet, water temperature remains depths be feet, the. Between the warm upper layer and the cold lower layer is a thin layer called the thermocline. The water in the thermocline is cooler than the upper layer and warmer than the lower layer.

The light penetration and oxygen level in the thermocline are also improved. In most lakes the thermocline develops somewhere between feet deep.

A thermocline is an obvious temperature difference between the hypolimnion and the epilimnion. It has historically been defined as the region where water temperature changes are greater than one 1 C per meter of depth. The lakes that Handy refers to most definitely are capable of creating a thermocline, but this stratification may not last very.

Sea level fluctuations are a good measure of thermocline depth fluctuations in the tropical Pacific between about 15"N and 15"s and allow the determination of changes of upper- layer volume. Some lakes won't have a thermocline. The level of thermocline usually follows clarity. The clearer the water, the deeper the thermocline.

On dingier lakes, it may be only six or eight feet. In clearer ones it may be as deep as 30 feet. The way I find the "cline" is to turn on my depth Author: Randy Womack. Effects of thermocline deepening on lake plankton communities Ariane Cantin, Beatrix E.

Beisner, John M. Gunn, Yves T. Prairie, and Jennifer G. Winter Abstract: Theory predicts, and some evidence demonstrates that in lakes, the depth of the thermocline can have a large.

Observations from lakes in several different regions of the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere show that whether a lake stratifies depends on both the maximum depth and the surface area of the lake, whereas the depth of the thermocline depends primarily on the surface by:   The dynamic characteristics of the seasonal thermocline in the deep sea region of the South China Sea were analyzed by using seasonal mean temperature climatology.

The thermocline undergoes remarkably seasonal variation throughout a year, is thinnest and weakest in winter, and thickest in spring, strongest in summer and fall. Due to the upper Ekman transport caused by Cited by: the basic characteristics of the lakes. In most cases temperature was measured manually at depth interval of 1 m and the depth of the thermocline was estimated as the inflection point of the depth-temperature curve.

Table 1. The basic characteristics of the study lakes. A is the surface area, H is the maximum depth, h isAuthor: Juhani Virta, Aija-Riitta Elo, Erik Palménin aukio.

as the thermocline. The thickness of the epilimnion may be quite substantial, and it is dependent on the lake surface area, solar radiation, air temperature and lateral circulation and movement of the surface water.

Commonly, it extends to about 10 m depth but in large lakes it can extend up to 30 m depth. Stratification in very shallow. Alt. refers to the altitude of the lakes above sea level. h is. the depth of thermocline at or near the time of maximum heat content. 0 E and are surface and bottom temperatures.

at this time (Japanese temperatures are from Yoshimura, /). g' is the reduced gravity (defined in the text). DOI: /IW Relationships between lake transparency, thermocline depth, and sediment oxygen demand in Arctic lakes Inland Waters () 4, pp.

lake bottom or to a point where the lake reached a constant hypolimnetic temperature with increasing depth. Top of Thermocline Depth (TTD) The Top of Thermocline Depth (TTD) is defined as the depth above which the temperature is superior than the surface temperature (at 10m depth) minus °C (cf.,).

The surface layer of the ocean above the TTD is warm relative to the deeper ocean and the TTD may also be called the surface Warm Layer Depth (WLD).

The thermocline varies in depth. It is semi-permanent in the tropics, variable in temperate regions (often deepest during the summer) and shallow to nonexistent in the polar regions, where the water column is cold from the surface to the bottom.

A layer of sea ice. During the hot summer months, there are three distinct temperature ranges from ft, ft and ft with an approximate 10 degree drop for each depth range. Lakes of 15 ft and less do not have a thermocline because there is enough sunlight to support photosynthesis and phytoplankton growth at all depths.In stratified lakes, the depth of the epilimnion is limited by the ability of wind to consistently mix the surface water.

The depth of the thermocline is generally related to transparency (clarity) of the lake water and the degree of exposure of the lake to wind.