Glossary

Arcuate Gilbert delta - A delta arched in plan and composed of a wide block of sediments up to the water surface.

Homopycnal inflows - Incoming water and lake water of same density, so thorough mixing of the two.

Hyperpycnal inflows - Incoming water more dense than lake water, so it flows along the bottom of the lake.

Hypopycnal inflows - Incoming water less dense than lake water, so it flows on the surface.

See also: Abundance and Size Distribution of Lakes, Ponds and Impoundments; Antarctica; Australia and New Zealand; Origins of Types of Lake Basins.

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