Temperature Dependence

  • Marcello Benedini
  • George Tsakiris
Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 70)


Water temperature represents one of the most significant characteristics of a surface water body. It plays an important role in water quality modelling since it controls many physiological and biochemical processes and affects the solubility of gases and solids.


Water Quality Dissolve Oxygen Water Temperature Heat Exchange Heat Budget 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcello Benedini
    • 1
  • George Tsakiris
    • 2
  1. 1.Water Research InstituteArea Ricerca MontelibrettiRomeItaly
  2. 2.Laboratory of Reclamation Works and Water Resources ManagementNational Technical University of Athens School of Rural and Surveying EngineeringZografou, AthensGreece

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