Introduction to Paleolimnology by C. C. Reeves

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2) Subcircular basins-the shoreline development of subcircular basins is farther from unity than for circular basins in that the shoreline becomes longer as ellipticity increases. The typical kidney-shape of tarns is a good example. ( 3 ) Elliptical basins-shoreline development even farther from unity than for subcircular basins, with basin length generally twice the width. 27). ( 4 ) Lunate basins-typified by oxbow lakes where basin length is many times basin width (Fig. 16). (5) Subrectangular basins-basins whose length/width ratio is several times greater than that of lunate basins.

Cubic ft. 37). Because dissolved salts, organic debris, silt, and clay increase the density of water, lake waters are often significantly heavier than would be expected at prevailing temperature and pressure. Although water is, for practical purposes, incompressible, its _compressibility does i n c r w - With contamination and density. Compressibility depends on water pressure, and would therefore be expected to be much greater in deep ocean trenches than in shallow lakes; however, the difference between shallow and deep lakes is minimal.

Soc. , 69: 1590 (abstract). HUTCHINSON, G. , 1957. A Treatise on Limnology. , 1: 1015 pp. HUTCHINSON, G. , 1967. A Treatise on Limnology. , 2: 1115 pp. 34 REFERENCES JOHNSON, D. 42. The Origin uf the Carolina Bays. Columbia Univ. , 341 pp. LEE,W. , 1907. Afton Craters of southern New Mexico. Bull. Geol. Soc. , 18: 211-220. LIVINGSTONE, D. A,, 1954. On the orientation of lake basins. Am. J. , 252: 547-554. LOVEJOY, E. M. , 1960. Structural implications of the shore lines of the Mio-Pliocene Lake Nevada.

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