MORPHOMETRIC DATA

The new bathymetry data produced by the project have also yielded improved morphometric information of Lake Baikal. A selection of this new information is presented on the CD-Rom. Images are in .jpg image file format and they can thus be handled  by most software applications. 


DEPTH
The maximum sounded depth of Lake Baikal is 1642 m. The coordinates of this point are N 53 14' 59" - E 108 05' 11".
Considering that the lake surface is at 455.5 m above sea level, the deepest point of Lake Baikal is at 1186.5 m below sea level
 
The maximum sounded depth of the Northern Basin is 904 m. The coordinates of this point are N 54 20' 43" - E 108 42' 53"
The maximum sounded depth of the Central Basin is 1642 m. The coordinates of this point are N 53 14' 59" - E 108 05' 11". 
The maximum sounded depth of the Southern Basin is 1461 m. The coordinates of this point are N 51 46' 32" - E 105 22' 03"


DEPTH PROFILES
Below are a number of bathymetric cross sections through Lake Baikal. Vertical exaggeration is 100 times. 

Map with location of cross sections.

South-North cross section.

West-East cross section.


VOLUME
The total volume of water contained in Lake Baikal is 23615,390 km3

The total volume of water contained in the Northern Basin is 8192,070 km3.
The total volume of water contained in the Northern Basin is 9080,650 km3.
The total volume of water contained in the Northern Basin is 6342,670 km3

The volume of water contained in the depth interval 0 - 100 m is 2894.95 km3
The volume of water contained in the depth interval 100 - 200 m is 2700.160 km3
The volume of water contained in the depth interval 200 - 300 m is 2558.930 km3
The volume of water contained in the depth interval 300 - 400 m is 2411.740 km3
The volume of water contained in the depth interval 400 - 500 m is 2240.230 km3
The volume of water contained in the depth interval 500 - 600 m is 2058.090 km3
The volume of water contained in the depth interval 600 - 700 m is 1868.860 km3
The volume of water contained in the depth interval 700 - 800 m is 1659.940 km3
The volume of water contained in the depth interval 800 - 900 m is 1338.580 km3
The volume of water contained in the depth interval 900 - 1000 m is 887.896 km3
The volume of water contained in the depth interval 1000 - 1100 m is 811.060 km3
The volume of water contained in the depth interval 1100 - 1200 m is 716.666 km3
The volume of water contained in the depth interval 1200 - 1300 m is 606.627 km3
The volume of water contained in the depth interval 1300 - 1400 m is 452.442 km3
The volume of water contained in the depth interval 1400 - 1500 m is 243.954 km3
The volume of water contained in the depth interval 1500 - 1600 m is 148.175 km3
The volume of water contained in the depth interval 1600 - 1642 m is 18.360 km3

The following graphs illustrate the volume of water contained in depth intervals of 100 m (left), the accumulative volume by depth interval increments of 100 m in km3 (center) and the accumulative volume by depth interval increments of 100 m in % (right).


SURFACE
The total surface area of Lake Baikal (islands not included) is 31722 km2

The total surface area of the Northern Basin is 13690 km2
The total surface area of the Central Basin is 10600 km2
The total surface area of the Southern Basin is 7432 km2

The total surface area of Lake Baikal at 100 m water depth is 27770 km2
The total surface area of Lake Baikal at 200 m water depth is 26290 km2
The total surface area of Lake Baikal at 300 m water depth is 24890 km2
The total surface area of Lake Baikal at 400 m water depth is 23260 km2
The total surface area of Lake Baikal at 500 m water depth is 21530 km2
The total surface area of Lake Baikal at 600 m water depth is 19630 km2
The total surface area of Lake Baikal at 700 m water depth is 17720 km2
The total surface area of Lake Baikal at 800 m water depth is 15360 km2
The total surface area of Lake Baikal at 900 m water depth is 9443 km2
The total surface area of Lake Baikal at 1000 m water depth is 8478 km2
The total surface area of Lake Baikal at 1100 m water depth is 7703 km2
The total surface area of Lake Baikal at 1200 m water depth is 6614 km2
The total surface area of Lake Baikal at 1300 m water depth is 5428 km2
The total surface area of Lake Baikal at 1400 m water depth is 3562 km2
The total surface area of Lake Baikal at 1500 m water depth is 1798 km2
The total surface area of Lake Baikal at 1600 m water depth is 1091 km2


the INTAS Project 99-1669 Team, October 2002.
For more information contact: Marc.DeBatist@UGent.be