Empirical and theoretical models to isolate the effect of discharge on summer water temperatures in the Hurunui River ( New Zealand).

J. B. Hockey, I. F. Owens, N. J. Tapper

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The control exerted over summer water temperatures in the Hurunui River by discharge and meteorological factors was investigated firstly, by regression analysis of available historical data and secondly, by applying a simple energy budget model. Statistical analysis showed that under natural flow, water temperatures are inversely related to discharge and directly related to maximum air temperature, though there was considerable scatter in the relationship. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Hydrology: New Zealand
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1982
Externally publishedYes

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