lakeMeanDepth: Function to return lake Mean Depth

Description

Calculates average depth of lake as a mean of lake volume divided by lake surface area

Usage

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lakeMeanDepth(inLakeMorpho, zmax = NULL)

Arguments

inLakeMorpho

An object of lakeMorphoClass. Output of the lakeSurroundTopo function would be appropriate as input

zmax

Maximum depth of the lake. If none entered and elevation dataset is inlcuded in inLakeMorpho, lakeMaxDepth is used to estimate a maximum depth.

Value

Returns a numerica value for the mean depth of the lake

References

Florida LAKEWATCH (2001). A Beginner's guide to water management - Lake Morphometry (2nd ed.). Gainesville: Florida LAKEWATCH, Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Link

Examples

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