Thermal stratification exerts significant control over biogeochemical processing in freshwater lakes. Thus, the temporal and spatial distribution of the thermal structure is an important component in understanding lake ecosystems. We present the first reported observations of lake thermal stratification from surface based georadar measurements acquired over two small freshwater lakes. This method is very useful because it can provide rapid acquisition of 2D or 3D lotic stratification.
Bradford, John H.; Johnson, Cody R.; Brosten, Troy; McNamara, James P.; and Gooseff, Michael N.. (2007). "Imaging Thermal Stratigraphy in Freshwater Lakes Using Georadar". Geophysical Research Letters, 34L24405-1 - L24405-5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2007GL032488