week 10 lakes

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Unformatted text preview: Lakes generally surface manifestations of the water table Limnology = study of lakes Open Basin lake = outflows Closed Basin lake = no outflow Most turnover twice a year as a result of 4 C being temp of max density winter: close to freezing under ice, 4 C at bottom summer: warm at surface, 4 C at bottom turnover in both fall and spring What Are The Five Largest Lakes In The World? Name Location Area (square miles) Area (square kilometers) Length (miles) Length (kilometers) Depth (feet) Depth (meters) Caspian Sea Asia- Europe (salt water) 143,244 370,992 760 1,225 3,363 1,025 Superior North America 31,700 82,103 350 560 1,330 406 Victoria Africa 26,828 69,464 250 360 270 85 Aral Asia 24,904 64,501 280 450 220 67 Huron North America 23,010 59,600 206 330 750 229 Lake Area (square miles) Area (square kilometers) Maximum Depth (feet) Maximum Depth (meters) Superior 31,700 82,103 1,333 406 Huron 23,010 59,600 750 229 Michigan 22,300 57,757 923 281 Erie 9,910 25,667 210 64 Ontario 7,540 19,529 802 244 The Great Lakes Perennially ice-covered lakes on Earth Ground ice exchange...
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