Limnological aspects of a high-mountain lake in Mexico

  title={Limnological aspects of a high-mountain lake in Mexico},
  author={Alfonso Banderas Tarabay and Rebeca Gonz{\'a}lez Villela and Guadalupe de la Lanza Espino},
El Sol is a high-mountain crater lake situated in the caldera of Nevado de Toluca Volcano, Mexico. The climatic conditions at El Sol are intermediate between those of high plains (páramo) and arid tablelands (puna). The volcanic environment of the lake basin, its small drainage area and the high percentage oxygen saturation favor the maintenance of highly transparent water. A combination of tropical conditions with high altitude produce thermal characteristics intermediate between temperate and… CONTINUE READING


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