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By L. Hakanson

during this context morphology skill the learn of lake fonns and fonn components, their genesis (from geographical and geological viewpoints) and their position in a extensive actual lirnnological viewpoint. Lake morphometry bargains with the quantification and size of those varieties and fonn components. MOrphometric info are of basic significance in such a lot limnological and hydrological tasks. this can be noticeable to so much scientists within the box, however it is simply as obtrusive that lake morphology and lake morphometry are compara tively ignored themes of medical endeavour. it is easy to take the classical paintings of Welch - "Limnological tools" - to illustrate. This publication used to be pub lished in 1948 and it truly is nonetheless used because the major reference (see e. g. Wetzel, 1975), despite the fact that the resource of so much morphometric facts, the bathymetric map, this present day is essentially continually produced from hydrographic surveys carried out with echosounding apparatus, a method that turned commonly used and authorised merely after 1948. Echosounding isn't even pointed out in Welch s booklet. you can actually additionally indicate that each one scale-dependent morphometric parameters, just like the coastline size, the shore improvement and the lake backside roughness, up until fairly lately, have had constrained quantitative re levance, seeing that those parameters couldn't be outlined unambiguously.

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