FREEZING OF LAKES AND THE EVOLUTION OF THEIR ICE COVER

Matti Leppäranta

FREEZING OF LAKES AND THE EVOLUTION OF THEIR ICE COVER A large number of boreal lakes are ice-covered in winter. However, research and literature of these lakes concerns by far only the open water season. In particular, no textbook on physics of ice-covered lakes exists, and now it would be a proper time to prepare such.

Winter limnology has become an increasing active field of research recently. A series of winter limnology symposia was started in 2008 in Finland with nearly 100 participants. The second symposium was held in Berlin in 2010 and the third one is coming in 2012 in Norway. Winter limnologists need strongly a textbook on lake ice physics since the ice acts as their boundary condition.


Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Freezing of Lakes
3. Structure and Properties of Lake Ice
4. Thermodynamics of Seasonal Lake Ice
5. Mechanics of Lake Ice
6. Proglacial Lakes
7. Lake Water Body in the Ice Season
8. Ice-Covered Lakes Environment
9. Future of Frozen Lakes

Annex: Physics Data
References



Extent: 301 pages, Black and white/colour images integrated with text
Binding: Hardback
Published: 2015
ISBN: 978-3-642-29080-0



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