Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


The study of the physics, chemistry, geology, and biology of lakes and other inland waters.

[Greek limnē, lake + -logy.]

lim′no·log′i·cal (-nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
lim′no·log′i·cal·ly adv.
lim·nol′o·gist n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.limnological - of or relating to limnology
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Contract award notice: Limnological, Microbiological and physical-chemical analysis in drinking water reservoirs, Water treatment plants and drinking water in long-distance water pipelines (framework agreement).
Natural or anthropogenic events that alter the hydrodynamic and limnological characteristics of the environment can adversely affect reservoirs (Straskraba, Tundisi, & Duncan, 1993).
Limnological studies of Amarga Lagoon, Chile: a saline lake in Patagonian South America.
The interaction between different species combined with both limnological and physical properties of an aquatic ecosystem may lead to promote the composition and novel structure of the fish fauna (Agnisto et al.
Limnological characterization of the urban streams showed good oxygen concentration (Table 1), possibly associated with the mechanical oxygenation provided by water velocity.
Rawson DS (1960) A Limnological comparison of twelve large lakes in Northern Saskatchewan.
However, the full post-glacial sequence provided by the longest record (AER) clearly shows that the most pronounced limnological changes of the Holocene, prior to the 21st century, occurred as the effects of deglaciation waned in the surrounding catchment.
There is also the need for implementation of limnological and hydrological projects that can aid in preventing its deterioration (Montoya-Moreno, 2008; Roldan-Perez and Ramirez-Restrepo, 2008; Alcocer and Bernal-Brooks, 2010).