Specific features of cold bottom intrusion in Baikal according to observations in 1993–2009
Authors: Shimaraev, M.; Zhdanov, A.; Gnatovskii, R.; Blinov, V.; Ivanov, V.
Source: Water Resources, Volume 38, Number 2, March 2011 , pp. 169-174(6)
Publisher: MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
Abstract:The specific features of cold bottom intrusion in Baikal are considered based on the results of observations of 1993–2009. It is shown that the intrusion-related renewal of bottom water takes place not regularly and not simultaneously in different hollows. Its maximums were recorded in Southern Baikal in 1997 and 2007, in Middle Baikal in 1995, 2006, and 2009, and in Northern Baikal in 1997 and 2009. In these years, the volume of cold bottom layer in some hollows reached 200–470 km3 and its total cooling reached −20 to −60 MJ 109. Cold intrusions were more frequent and had greater effect on the bottom layer in Southern Baikal than in other parts of the lake. The intrusions, especially in the years of their active development, are shown to cause water cooling in both the bottom layer and the major part of the deep-water zone of all hollows.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 2011