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.
Vertical distribution of fish larvae and its relation to water column structure in the southwestern Gulf of California (1).
Oct 01, 2007; Abstract: The seasonal evolution of vertical distribution of fish larvae and its relationship with seasonal stratification, as...