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  1. water columnnoun

    A notional column of water from the surface to the bottom in a natural setting, notable for the differences in physical and chemical properties at various depths.

  2. water columnnoun

    The zone in which ascent and descent occur.

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  1. Water column

    A water column is a conceptual column of water from surface to bottom sediments. This concept is used chiefly for environmental studies evaluating the stratification or mixing of the thermal or chemically stratified layers in a lake, stream or ocean. Some of the common parameters analyzed in the water column are: pH, turbidity, temperature, salinity, total dissolved solids, various pesticides, pathogens and a wide variety of chemicals and biota. The concept of water column is quite important, since many aquatic phenomena are explained by the incomplete vertical mixing of chemical, physical or biological parameters. For example, when studying the metabolism of benthic organisms, it is the specific bottom layer concentration of available chemicals in the water column that is meaningful, rather than the average value of those chemicals throughout the water column. Hydrostatic pressure can be analyzed by the height of a water column, which effectively yields the pressure at a given depth of the column. The term "water column" is also commonly used in scuba diving to describe the area in which divers ascend and descend.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Water Column in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Water Column in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Water Column in a Sentence

  1. Linsey Sala:

    They are mostly grazers in the upper 200 meters (yards) of the ocean, because they can swim in the water column, they can be transported by strong currents.

  2. David Hastings:

    These plastics will remain in the bay, the gulf and ocean for more than a lifetime, while we use most plastic bags and bottles for less than an hour, although it is tempting to clean up the mess, it is not feasible to remove these particles from the water column or separate them out from sediments.

  3. Malcolm McCulloch:

    It is at a depth where light can’t penetrate, making a dark water column where there are no signs of light from above or below.

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