Limnology of the Red Lake, Romania: An Interdisciplinary Study

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Springer Science & Business Media, May 23, 2013 - Science - 234 pages

The Red Lake is a natural barrier lake at the foot of the Hasmasu Mare Mountains in the Eastern Carpathian Range in Romania. It was formed when the Bicaz River was blocked by a natural dam resulting from two landslides during an extreme heavy storm in 1837. This book presents an interdisciplinary and comprehensive study on the physical, chemical, geographical and ecological aspects of Red Lake (Lacu Rosu). The first three chapters cover the formation and geological setting and its relationship with the Bicaz Gorges-Haghimas national park. Subsequent chapters present the sedimentological, morphological and hydrological evolution of this unique natural laboratory and climatological setting. The final chapters deal with ecological aspects of Red Lake waters and adjacent ecosystems such as wetlands and water resource management issues.

 

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Contents

1 Definition of Lakes and Their Position in the Romanian Territory
1
2 Geographic Location and Boundaries
35
3 The Red Lake Within the Bicaz GorgesHabreveghimascedil National Park
39
4 Paleogeographic Evolution of the Hydrographic Basin and the Lacustrine Basin
53
5 Morphographic and Morphometric Features of the Habreveghimascedil Mountains the Hydrographic Basin and the Red Lake Lacustrine Basin
70
6 The Nature of the Sediments Within the Lacustrine Basin
125
7 Climatic Setting
151
8 The Seasonal Variation of Temperature pH and Dissolved Oxygen Concentration
157
9 Vegetation and Fauna
175
Boundary Principles and Ecologic Characteristics
183
11 Water Management
216
12 Conclusions
227
Index
231
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