Encyclopedia > Limnology

  Article Content

Limnology

Limnology is a 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.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Singular-value decomposition

... roots of the non-zero eigenvalues of the positive semi-definite[?] matrix MM*, and also equal to the square roots of the non-zero eigenvalues of M*M. If we focus ...