Methods Manual for Salt Lake Studies

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Methods Manual for Salt Lake Studies
A manual of proposed standard methods for studies in brackish to hypersaline aquatic environments

Contents[edit]

View across the Great Salt Lake
  1. Scope and Introduction100% developed  as of Feb 25, 2009 (Feb 25, 2009)
  2. Describing your lake - hydrogeomorphology100% developed  as of Feb 26, 2009 (Feb 26, 2009)
    1. Effects of salinity on evaporation rate
    2. Sequential crystallisation of brine salts100% developed  as of Feb 26, 2009 (Feb 26, 2009)
  3. Measuring physical characteristics of the geomorphology
    1. Measuring the hardness of playa crusts50% developed  as of Feb 25, 2009 (Feb 25, 2009)
  4. Measuring physical characteristics of the brine
    1. Salinity
      1. Measuring brine density75% developed  as of Feb 25, 2009 (Feb 25, 2009)
      2. Measuring electrical conductivity100% developed  as of Feb 25, 2009 (Feb 25, 2009)
      3. Measuring refractive index 100% developed  as of Feb 25, 2009 (Feb 25, 2009)
      4. Measuring chloride concentration100% developed  as of Feb 25, 2009 (Feb 25, 2009)
      5. Evaporating brine and weighing the residue (gravimetry)
    2. Light penetration
    3. Color 100% developed  as of Feb 25, 2009 (Feb 25, 2009)
    4. Turbidity 100% developed  as of Feb 25, 2009 (Feb 25, 2009)
    5. Suspended solids100% developed  as of Feb 25, 2009 (Feb 25, 2009)
    6. Temperature100% developed  as of Mar 19, 2009 (Mar 19, 2009)
    7. pH100% developed  as of Feb 25, 2009 (Feb 25, 2009)
  5. Looking deeper - preparing to analyse 100% developed  as of Feb 25, 2009 (Feb 25, 2009)
  6. Inorganic chemical characteristics
    1. Dissolved oxygen
    2. Nutrients
      1. Nitrogen 100% developed  as of Feb 25, 2009 (Feb 25, 2009)
      2. Phosphorus
      3. Other nutrients
    3. Alkalinity
    4. Additional non-metallic substances
    5. Hardness (Calcium & Magnesium) 100% developed  as of Feb 25, 2009 (Feb 25, 2009)
    6. Additional metals
  7. Organic chemical characteristics
    1. BOD
    2. TOC
    3. Tannins and humic compounds
  8. Biological characteristics100% developed  as of Feb 25, 2009 (Feb 25, 2009)
    1. Emergent macrophyte vegetation and terrestrial fringing vegetation
    2. Submerged aquatic macrophytes and macroalgae
    3. Phytoplankton75% developed  as of Mar 1, 2009 (Mar 1, 2009)
    4. Periphyton25% developed  as of Mar 1, 2009 (Mar 1, 2009)
    5. Benthic mat communities
    6. Productivity
    7. Zooplankton
    8. Macroinvertebrates75% developed  as of Feb 26, 2009 (Feb 26, 2009)
    9. Vertebrates75% developed  as of Feb 26, 2009 (Feb 26, 2009)
    10. Bacteriology
    11. Putting it together - integrated biological approaches75% developed  as of Feb 25, 2009 (Feb 25, 2009)
  9. References
  10. Authors