Overview of Limnology and Trophic Status
Figure 44 is a general synopsis of the annual cycle based on the foregoing chapters that have dealt with physical, chemical, and biological variables in Lake Dillon. The cycle is generalized for the 2 years of record. Layering and mixing patterns are the key to understanding chemical and biological changes through the year. Since layering and mixing are principally under the control of seasonal changes of air temperature and solar radiation, the general pattern will be very much the same from one year to the next. This is well illustrated by the similarity of layering and mixing phenomena in 1981 and 1982, which were quite different in amount of runoff.
KeywordsTotal Phosphorus Trophic Status Soluble Reactive Phosphorus Secchi Depth Total Phosphorus Concentration
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