Dr. Kenneth Hunkins
Earth Institute Contact: Dr. Kenneth Hunkins
The Inland Sea, also called the Northeast Arm, is a large sub-basin of Lake Champlain separated from the Main Lake by islands and causeways. These two water bodies are connected by four relatively narrow passages. The Inland Sea has received limited hydrodynamic study in comparison to the Main Lake and we plan to extend the knowledge of currents and water properties of the Inland Sea in response to increased need for understanding of this water body. The physical, chemical and biological condition of the Inland Sea is important for the human population of the surrounding region. An understanding of the movement of water with its dissolved and suspended matter is essential to the eventual prediction of the results of various options available to lake managers for the future of this water body.
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