limnology


limnology
limnological /lim'nl oj"i keuhl/, limnologic, adj.limnologically, adv.limnologist, n.
/lim nol"euh jee/, n.
the scientific study of bodies of fresh water, as lakes and ponds, with reference to their physical, geographical, biological, and other features.
[1890-95; limno- (comb. form repr. Gk límne pool, marsh) + -LOGY]

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Subdiscipline of hydrology that concerns the study of fresh waters, specifically lakes and ponds (both natural and manmade), including their biological, physical, and chemical aspects.

François-Alphonse Forel (1841–1912) established the field with his studies of Lake Geneva. Limnology traditionally is closely related to hydrobiology, which is concerned with the application of the principles and methods of physics, chemistry, geology, and geography to ecological problems.

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      subsystem of hydrology that deals with the scientific study of fresh waters, specifically those found in lakes and ponds. The discipline also includes the biological, physical, and chemical aspects of the occurrence of lake and pond waters. Limnology traditionally is closely related to hydrobiology, which is concerned with the application of the principles and methods of physics, chemistry, geology, and geography to ecological problems.

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Universalium. 2010.

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