Endorheic lake (sink)

An endorheic lake, or sink lake, is a collection of water within an endorheic basin, or sink, with no visible outlet.[1] Endorheic lakes are generally saline as a result of being unable to get rid of solutes left in the lake by evaporation.[2] These lakes can be used as indicators of anthropogenic change, such as irrigation or climate change, in the areas surrounding them.

List of endorheic lakes

See also

  • Sinkhole  Depression or hole in the ground caused by collapse of the surface into an existing void space

References

  1. Pickles, Thomas (1956). Physical Geography. Ardent Media. pp. 107–108. ISBN 978-0460092821.
  2. Verhoef, Anne; Samarkhanov, Kanat; Inglezakis, Vassilis J.; Sagintayev, Zhanay; Yapiyev, Vadim (2017). "Essentials of Endorheic Basins and Lakes: A Review in the Context of Current and Future Water Resource Management and Mitigation Activities in Central Asia". Water. 9 (10): 798. doi:10.3390/w9100798.
  3. Lerman, Abraham; Imboden, Dieter M.; Gat, Joel R. (1978). The Physics and Chemistry of Lakes. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. p. 158. ISBN 3540578919.
  4. Briere, Peter R. (2000). "Playa, playa lake, sabkha: Proposed definitions for old terms". Journal of Arid Environments. 45 (1): 1–7. Bibcode:2000JArEn..45....1B. doi:10.1006/jare.2000.0633.
  5. Wang, Jida; Song, Chunqiao; Reager, John T; Yao, Fangfang; Famiglietti, James S; Sheng, Yongwei; MacDonald, Glen M; Brun, Fanny; Schmied, Hannes Müller; Marston, Richard A.; Wada, Yoshihide (2018). "Recent global decline in endorheic basin water storages" (PDF). Nature Geoscience. 11 (12): 926–932. Bibcode:2018NatGe..11..926W. doi:10.1038/s41561-018-0265-7. PMID 30510596.
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