Video: Limnology 101 – Lake Stratification

CFL graduate student, Colin Smith, produced and narrated this first video in our new “Limnology 101” series. Here he explains why lakes separate into warm, upper layers and cold, bottom layers.  Check it out!

Stay tuned for more “Limnology 101,” as we explain some of the basic physical and biological principles of the study of our inland waters.

Note: The video is of the “demonstration only” variety. Some content may not be 100% scientifically accurate, but is still a good example of the basic principles of density and stratification.