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What is buoyancy?

Postby TwoThousandAndTen » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:02 pm

It may be a simple question, but I need a simple explanation of buoyancy.

For example: Hydrophytes have fewer stomata and large air spaces for buoyancy?
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Postby Darby » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:11 pm

I guess in this chance buoyancy is how close you can get to matching the density of your support medium - air, in this case. It relates to how much material and/or power must be put into support.
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Postby canalon » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:12 am

Yes it is the ability to float in a medium of a given density. For vegetals living in water, that would be important as it will have a strong impact on where they will be in the water column (and how much light and O2 they will get).

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