Spectral Properties Observations: a First Comparison of Bulgarian and Chilean Mountain Lakes
Patricio De los Ríos Escalante1,2, Patricio Acevedo3,4, Ivan Pandourski5
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1Laboratorio de Ecología Aplicada y Biodiversidad, Escuela de Ciencias Ambientales, Facultad de Recursos Naturales,
Universidad Católica de Temuco, Casilla15-D, Temuco, Chile
2Núcleo de Estudios Ambientales, UC Temuco
3Departamento de Ciencias Físicas, Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Universidad de LaFrontera, Casilla 54-D, Temuco
4Center for Optics and Photonics, Universidad de Concepción, Casilla4012, Concepción, Chile
5Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Submission date: 2016-02-14
Final revision date: 2016-04-12
Acceptance date: 2016-04-14
Publication date: 2016-11-24
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2016;25(6):2701–2704
While Bulgaria has oligotrophic lakes in mountain zones with Pinus mugus shrubs associated with mountains with Fagus forests, northern Chilean Patagonia has numerous pristine lakes associated with Nothofagus forests. The present study consists of an optical properties description of mountain lakes from Bulgaria with Chilean mountain lakes (Huerquehue and Alerce Andino National Parks) with Nothofagus forest, in visible, close, and medium infrared wavelengths. The results revealed that Bulgarian lakes have different optical properties than Chilean lakes, in spite of the oligotrophy associated with surrounding vegetation and geological characteristics of both groups of studied sites.