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The Lake: features and types. Lakes of the world, their depth

Lake, its characteristics

The lake — a reservoir formed on the land surface in the natural depression. As the lake has no direct connection with the ocean, it is — the pond to slow water exchange.

The total area of lakes on earth — about 2.7 million km 3. that is 1.8 % of the land surface.

The main characteristics of the lake:

the area of the lake – water surface area;

length of coastline – length of the water’s edge;

the length of the lake – the shortest distance between the two furthest apart points of the coastline, the average width — the ratio of area to length;

lake volume – the volume of the basin filled with water;

average depth – the ratio of water mass to the area;

maximum depth is a direct measurement.

The biggest area of water surface of a lake on Earth — Caspian (376 thousand km2 when water level is 28 m) and the deepest-Baikal (1620 m).

Characteristics of the largest lakes in the world are given in table. 1.

In every lake there are three interrelated components: basin, water mass, vegetation and fauna of the reservoir.

Lakes of the world

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