Salt: chloride, sulfate, phosphate, carbonate, bicarbonate salts of primarily sodium, magnesium, calcium, and potassium.
Lake: an enclosed body with or without water entering it from a stream, rain, or snow melt.
Ephemeral lake : a lake formed only following rain or snow melt, which dries up during the rest of the year.
Thalassohaline : salts in a lake derived from the evaporation of seawater with the dominant ions of sodium and chloride as found in the ocean.
Athalassolhaline : salts in a lake derived from rocks and geological weathering and dominated by magnesium, calcium, and sulfate.
Alkaliphilic lake: also called soda lake . A lake in which the dominant ions are sodium and bicarbonate and carbonate. This causes the lake to have an alkaline pH.
General description of saline lakes
Saline lakes are a natural worldwide phenomenon. They can be found on all continents and in most countries, and they are frequently recognizable by their name – for...
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