Survey of the water surface areas of the Crimean hyperhaline lakes using the data from artifical Earth satellites during the period from 2015 to 2016

R.V. Borovskaya,  S.S. Smirnov

The Kerch Branch (“YugNIRO”) of the Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution

“The Azov Research Institute for Fisheries”,  Russian  Federation,  Kerch,  Sverdlov St.



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   Based on the data, collected by means of satellite monitoring, the survey of water surface areas of the Crimean hyperhaline lakes, drawing on the examples of the Aktash Lake, the Aygul Lake, and the Kirleut Lake, was conducted over the period from 2015 to 2016. As the result, it has been found out that the most pronounced seasonal variability was shown by the water surface area of the Aktash Lake, and the least pronounced was shown by the Kirleut Lake. The lowest degree of water fill-up was in October for all lakes. In the inter-annual variability pattern (2015–2016), the smallest surface areas are distinctive of the autumn season, at the end of October.

Keywords: satellite monitoring, the Aktash Lake, the Aygul Lake, the Kirleut Lake, lake surface area, seasonal and inter-annual variability, fisheries value of the lakes, stocks of aquatic invertebrates.

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