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We conducted a field study on light conditions in a small boreal Karelian Lake Vendyurskoe over two years. Albedo of ice-covered lake varied from 0.9 to 0.1, and the euphotic zone depth exceeded 3.5 m during the melting stage. The Secchi disc depth changed from 2.5 m after ice-break to 3.7 m at the stage of early summer. The vertical distribution of the photosynthetically active solar radiation (PAR) attenuation coefficient for water Kw was characterized by high spatial (vertical) and temporal (seasonal and interannual) variability
which can be connected with the dynamics of plankton cells. The highest values of Kw  eached 2–2.8 m–1 in the upper 0.5 m layer of a water column, and decreased to 0.5–1.5 m–1 with increasing depth. The highest values of Kw were marked in the end of ice-covered period.

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Roman G. Zdorovennov
Northern Water Problems Institute
Russian Federation

Galina G. Gavrilenko
Northern Water Problems Institute
Russian Federation

Galina E. Zdorovennova
Northern Water Problems Institute
Russian Federation

Nikolay I. Palshin
Northern Water Problems Institute
Russian Federation

Tatyana V. Efremova
Northern Water Problems Institute
Russian Federation

Sergey D. Golosov
Northern Water Problems Institute
Russian Federation

Arkady Yu. Terzhevik
Northern Water Problems Institute, Institute of Limnology, Russian Academy of Sciences
Russian Federation


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For citations:

Zdorovennov R.G., Gavrilenko G.G., Zdorovennova G.E., Palshin N.I., Efremova T.V., Golosov S.D., Terzhevik A.Yu. OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF LAKE VENDYURSKOE. GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY. 2016;9(3):74-87.

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