Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Research article
14 Jun 2021
Research article |  | 14 Jun 2021

Retention time of lakes in the Larsemann Hills oasis, East Antarctica

Elena Shevnina, Ekaterina Kourzeneva, Yury Dvornikov, and Irina Fedorova

Data sets

Water level measurements on the lakes of the Larsemann Hills oasis during the summer 2013. Elena Shevnina

Short summary
Antarctica consists mostly of frozen water, and it makes the continent sensitive to warming due to enhancing a transition/exchange of water from solid (ice and snow) to liquid (lakes and rivers) form. Therefore, it is important to know how fast water is exchanged in the Antarctic lakes. The study gives first estimates of scales for water exchange for five lakes located in the Larsemann Hills oasis. Two methods are suggested to evaluate the timescale for the lakes depending on their type.