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Volume 207, 2019Very Large Volume Neutrino Telescopes (VLVnT-2018)
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Environmental studies in Lake Baikal: basic facts and perspectives for interdisciplinary research
Institute for Nuclear Research, Moscow, 117312 Russia
2 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, 141980 Russia
3 Irkutsk State University, Irkutsk, 664003 Russia
4 Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow, 119991 Russia
5 Nizhni Novgorod State Technical University, Nizhni Novgorod, 603950 Russia
6 St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University, St. Petersburg, 190008 Russia
7 EvoLogics, Berlin, Germany
8 Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
9 Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
10 Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), Kastanienbaum, Switzerland
11 Limnological Institute, Irkutsk 664033, Russia
12 Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth, Moscow 142190 Russia
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Published online: 10 May 2019
Lake Baikal in Siberia is one of the most interesting lakes in the world. It is the world’s largest reservoir of fresh surface water and home to several hundred endemic species. At the same time it harboured the first underwater neutrino telescope NT200, now followed by its successor Baikal-GVD, a cubic-kilometre scale neutrino telescope. Within the Baikal Neutrino project a number of methods and instruments have been designed to study various processes in the Baikal ecosystem. Hundreds of optical, acoustic and other sensors allow for long-term 3D monitoring of water parameters like temperature, inherent optical properties or the intensity of water luminescence, as well as processes like sedimentation or deep water renewal. Here we present selected results of the interdisciplinary environmental studies.
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