Monitoring Change in Great Salt Lake
Article first published online: 13 AUG 2013
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 94, Issue 33, pages 289–290, 13 August 2013
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- saline lakes;
- Great Salt Lake;
Great Salt Lake is the largest hypersaline lake in the Western Hemisphere and the fourth largest terminal lake in the world (Figure 1). The open water and adjacent wetlands of the Great Salt Lake ecosystem support millions of migratory waterfowl and shorebirds from throughout the Western Hemisphere [Aldrich and Paul, 2002]. In addition, the area is of important economic value: Brine shrimp (Artemia franciscana) residing in Great Salt Lake support an aquaculture shrimp cyst industry with annual revenues as high as $60 million.