The Ecology of Scotland’s Largest Lochs: Lomond, Awe, Ness, by P. S. Maitland (auth.), Peter S. Maitland (eds.)

By P. S. Maitland (auth.), Peter S. Maitland (eds.)

Scotland is lucky in being very richly endowed with average clean waters within the type of a number of lochs and rivers. those represent at the one hand an enticing function of the panorama and at the different a massive source for and activity. therefore there are approximately 3800 lochs over4 ha in sector and those shape nearly 1.0% of the full floor quarter of Scotland. Com­ parable figures for England and Wales are 1700 lakes and 0.05% of the land floor, and when it comes to quantity. Loch Ness comprises extra water than all of the lakes and reservoirs in England and Wales prepare (Smith & Lyle 1979). the various Scottish lochs are huge and fresh and for that reason are really priceless in source phrases. the choice as to that are really the most important lochs is controversial, rather while the most standards of maximum floor region, size, quantity and intensity every one supplies a distinct water (Lochs Lomond. Awe, Ness and Morar respectively). those 4 then are definitely one of the greatest lochs within the state, yet as regards to them in dimension come numerous different huge waters, between that is Loch Shiel- that's passed in size in basic terms via Lochs Awe, Ness and Lomond. those 5 very huge lochs (Frontis­ piece) shape the crowd of waters chosen for the comparative stories defined during this volume.

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M. Dennis and Mr M. 1. Carr for their help with much of the abstraction of catchment data. The drawings were prepared by Mrs S. M. Adair and the manusc ript typed by Mrs M. Wilson. 25 Re£erences Aitken. P. L .. 1956, Hydro-electric s~hemes in the north ufScotland. N .. Proe. Tech. , Edinburgh. pp . 1- 6. Bailey-Watts. A. E. & Dtmcan. P .. 1981a. :ology of Scotland's largest lochs: Lomoml. Awe . Ness. Morar and Shiel. Ed. P. S. Mait land. Chemical characterisation. A one year comparative study. Chap.

P. S .. Smith. I. R .. Bailey-Watts. A. E .. Smith. B. D. & Lyle. A. A.. 198 1d. :fs largest lochs: Lomond. Awe. Ness. Morarand Shie!. Ed. P. S. Maitland. Comparisons and synt hes is. Chap. 10. This volume. Murray. 1. & Pul1ar. 1.... 1910. Bathymetrieal survey of the freshwa1er lochs of Scotland. Edinburgh: Challenger. Vols. 1-6. North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board. 1978. Power from the glens. Edinburgh: NS HEB. RatcliITe. D. A. 19n. A nature conservation review. Cambridge University Pre~s. Vol~ .

They are like ly to be significant. but this reflects the properties of the shoreli nes not the water levels. Radiation and temperature In com ing radiation The variation in latitute of the five lochs is small so that the incoming radiation at the top of the atmosphere is similar for al l five. 5 Water levels fonhc five lochs during the period November 19n 10 October 1978. Values plotted at fi ve day in te rvals. The ven icallilK's a ~ the dates on which shou tone samples were taken. (a) Loch Lomond.

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