Holomictic lake

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Holomictic lake
   Monomictic lake
   Dimictic lake
   Polymictic lake
Meromictic lake
Amictic lake
Aquatic ecosystems
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Holomictic lakes are lakes that have a uniform temperature and density from top to bottom at a specific time during the year, which allows the lake waters to completely mix. Holomictic lakes are non-meromictic lakes.[1]

Most lakes are holomictic; meromictic lakes are rare, although they may be less rare than commonly thought.[citation needed]

A holomictic lake where rain water is the source of mixing and temperature change throughout the year.

There are four types of holomictic lakes: oligomictic lakes, polymictic lakes, monomictic lakes, and dimictic lakes.[2]

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  1. ^ Lewis, William M., Jr. (1983). "A revised classification of lakes based on mixing" (PDF). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 40 (10): 1779–1787. doi:10.1139/f83-207. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-06. 
  2. ^ Kevern, Niles R.; King, Darrell L.; Ring, Robert (1996). "Lake Classification Systems - Part 1". The Michigan Riparian. 

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