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Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research, Kinneret Limnological LaboratoryI

Previously Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research
Acronym IOLR KLL
Type Government
P.O.B. 447
Tel 972 4 6721444
Fax + 972 4 6724627
Website http://www.ocean.org.il/Eng/ResearchInstitutesAndInfrastructure/LaboratoryResearchKineret.asp
Activities The KLL research and monitoring activities are tightly interlinked. The Kinneret monitoring program includes weekly and bi-weekly collection of water samples from various locations in the lake, and analysis of various physical, chemical and biological parameters. Additionally, several parameters are measured continuously at a central location in the lake and the data is transmitted in a near real-time to the laboratory database. The laboratory studies on major processes operating in the lake and its catchment establish the scientific framework required for interpretation of the monitoring data. The broad range of questions considered include such diverse topics as Lake Kinneret hydrodynamics, transport processes of nutrients and pollutants into the lake and their bio-geochemical cycles within the lake, structure and function of the lake ecosystem, factors that govern the development of toxic cyanobacteria, responses of the lake ecosystem to water level fluctuations, the effect of human activities and agricultural/urban developments on the lake system and water quality, and development of limnological models to simulate the major limnological processes and to assess various lake management scenarios.

Created: Last Updated: 2010-12-23

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