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Characteristics and implications of surface gravity waves in the littoral zone of a large lake (Lake Constance)

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Characteristics and implications of surface gravity waves in the littoral zone of a large lake (Lake Constance) (English shop)

Hilmar Hofmann (Author)

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ISBN-13 (Printausgabe) 3867277141
ISBN-13 (Hard Copy) 9783867277143
ISBN-13 (eBook) 9783736927148
Language English
Page Number 136
Edition 1 Aufl.
Volume 0
Publication Place Göttingen
Place of Dissertation Konstanz
Publication Date 2008-08-29
General Categorization Dissertation
Departments Geosciences
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Summary

This thesis is the first long-term investigation that gives a detailed characterization of the surface wave field including small-amplitude waves with a high temporal resolution in a lacustrine environment. In Lake Constance, wind as well as ship waves contribute to the overall wave field, whereas ship waves are as important as wind waves on an annual scale and even dominate the wave field during summer. The specific occurrence and properties of wind and ship waves cause different temporal patterns and have various implications on sediment resuspension and the underwater light climate, which in turn affect biotic processes in the littoral ecosystem.
The results of this thesis demonstrate the strong linkages between physical processes and biological conditions, which supports the need of integrated research.