Temperature correction in conductivity measurements

Limnology and Oceanography


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Electrical conductivity has been widely used in freshwater research but usual methods employed by limnologists for converting measurements to conductance at a given temperature have not given uniformly accurate results. The temperature coefficient used to adjust conductivity of natural waters to a given temperature varies depending on the kinds and concentrations of electrolytes, the temperature at the time of measurement, and the temperature to which measurements are being adjusted. The temperature coefficient was found to differ for various lake and stream waters, and showed seasonal changes. High precision can be obtained only by determining temperature coefficients for each water studied. Mean temperature coefficients are given for various temperature ranges that may be used where less precision is required.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Temperature correction in conductivity measurements
Series title Limnology and Oceanography
Volume 7
Issue 3
Year Published 1962
Language English
Contributing office(s) Great Lakes Science Center
Description p. 330-334
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Limnology and Oceanography
First page 330
Last page 334