The physical limnology of Northern Britain: an epitome of the bathymetrical survey of the Scottish freshwater lochs, 1897-1909

Eville Gorham

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Interrelations between drainage area, lake area, length, mean breadth, mean depth, and maximum depth are examined in 262 rock basins and 137 basins lying in or dammed by glacial drift. The effect of lake dimensions upon the time taken for complete water replacement is calculated, and an illustration is given of the influence of lake area and mean depth upon the temperature of surface and bottom waters. No relation is evident between lake dimensions and the organic content (ignition loss) of the profundal muds.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)40-50
Number of pages11
JournalLimnology and Oceanography
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1958


  • Morphometric properties of lakes and their influence on temperature and stratification

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