For senior-level undergraduate or graduate courses in limnology or aquatic management in the Life Sciences and Biology departments.
Written from an ecosystem perspective, this user-friendly and thorough text discusses events that happen below the waterline of lakes, rivers, and wetlands. The text links them back to the attributers of the drainage basins, the overlying atmosphere and climate, which have a major impact on inland waters and their biota. It also contains a large number of easy-to-comprehend figures and tables that reinforce the written material and provide evidence for statements made.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2001. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1. Inland Waters and Their Catchments: An Introduction and Setting. Introduction. The Setting. Organization of the Text. 2. The Development of Limnology. Limnology and Its Roots. Limnology Between World War I and World War II. The Development of Ideas: Europe. The Development of Ideas: North America. Limnology after World War II. Scales and Patterns: A Conceptual Exploration. 3. Water: A Unique and Important Substance. Introduction. Characteristics of Water. 4. Water Resources, Water Pollution and Lakes. Introduction. Water Resources. Lakes, Rivers, Wetlands, and Their Global Distribution. A Look at "Typical" Lakes and Streams. 5. Hydrology and Climate. Introduction. Water Movement in Catchments. Humans and the Hydrologic Cycle. Global Patterns in Precipitation and Runoff. Runoff and the Presence of Waterbodies. Water Inputs and Outputs. The Aral Sea. The Caspian Sea. 6. Origin and Age of Lakes. Introduction. Glacial Lakes. Tectonic Lakes. Coastal Lakes. Riverine Lakes. Volcanic Lakes. Solution or Karst Lakes. Manmade Lakes or Reservoirs. 7. Lake and Catchment Morphometry. Introduction. The Bathymetric. Lake Surface Area. Lake Depth. Lake Shape. Underwater and Catchment Slopes. 8. Rivers and the Export of Materials from Drainage Basins and the Atmosphere. Introduction. Flowing Water Systems. Rivers and Their Ecotones. Rivers, Their Banks, and Human. Drainage-Basin Export of Nitrogen and Phosphorus. Atmospheric Deposition of Nutrients. Nutrient Export, Catchment Size, Lake Morphometry, and the Biota: A Conceptualization. Organic Carbon Export from Drainage Basins. 9. Aquatic Systems and Their Catchments. Catchment Size. Catchment Form. Catchment Soils and Vegetation. Water Residence Time. Nutrient Concentrations, Trophic State, and WRT. Retention of Dissolved and Particulate Materials by Lakes and Reservoirs. Sediment Loading to Aquatic Systems. 10. Light. Introduction. Detectors. Light Above and Below the Surface. Absorption, Transmission, and Scattering of Light in Water. Ultraviolet Radiation and Its Effects. Light Attenuation. Light Attenuation and Photosynthesis. Light Attenuation and Lake Stratification. The Secchi Disc and Its Utility. Limitations of the Secchi Disc. Light and Primary Production. Underwater Vision. 11. Temperature Cycles, Lake Stratification and Heat Budgets. Introduction. Types of Stratification and Mixing. Morphometry and Stratification. Seasonal Temperature Cycles and Stratification. Stability of Stratification. Stability of Temperate vs Tropical Lakes. Thermocline Depth. Thermocline Shape. Meromictic Lakes. Development of Meromixis. Heat Budgets. Climatic Change and Aquatic Systems. 12. Water Movements. Introduction. Laminar vs Turbulent Flow. Surface Gravity Waves. Turbulent Flow and Measures. Coefficient of Vertical Eddy. Coefficient of Horizontal Eddy Diffusion. Horizontal Currents. Long-term Surface Current Patterns. Langmuir Currents. Standing Surface Waves. Internal or Thermocline Seiches. Internal Seiches, Hypolimnetic Currents, and Sediment Resuspension. Turbulent Mixing and the Biota. 13. Salinity and Major Ion Composition of Lakes and Rivers. Introduction. Salinity and Its Origins. Total Salinity and Its Determination. Major Ion Composition. Human Activity, Cl. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0130337757
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110130337757
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0130337757