ERIC Number: ED129534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Glossary of Water Resources Terms. Taft Campus Occasional Paper No. X.
Vogl, Robert; Vogl, Sonia
A product of the Department of Outdoor Teacher Education Program at Northern Illinois University, this glossary of water resources terms includes 87 briefly defined entries. Examples of the terms and definitions presented are: Acidity (presence of acids in the water which produce a pH below seven); Bathymetry (study of lake bottom contours); Coliform Bacteria (a group of harmless bacteria which exist in the intestines of warm blooded animals, usually an indication of the presence of sewage or harmful bacteria); Drogue (a device used to measure water currents, usually supported by a buoy); Epilimnion (the warm, light, upper level of a stratified lake); Groin (a narrow structure built out into a lake from the shore which is meant to protect the shore from erosion); Hypolimnion (the cold, heavy, lower level of a stratified lake); Lee (the side of a lake away from the prevailing winds, or an area protected from them); Marine (involved with large bodies of water, usually those which are saline); Nutrients (materials which support growth, especially of plants); Outfall (the end of a pipe or tube which discharges effluent into a body of water, or the effluent itself); Parameters (things which are measured, usually in relation to scientific studies or experiments); Saline (salty); Zooplankton (animal plankton). (JC)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Illinois Univ., Oregon. Lorado Taft Field Campus.