Thermocline

The water depth in a stratified lake at which the temperature changes very rapidly between the epilmnion and hypolimnion.

Thermocline

A thermocline (sometimes metalimnion in lakes) is a thin but distinct layer in a large body of fluid (e.g. water, such as an ocean or lake, or air, such as an atmosphere) in which temperature changes more rapidly with depth than it does in the layers above or below. In the ocean, the thermocline may be thought of as an invisible blanket which sepa...
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Thermocline

a distinct layer in the water column in which temperature changes more rapidly with depth than it does in the layers above or below; a thermocline may be a permanent feature of the body of water, or it may form temporarily in response to phenomena such as the solar heating of surface water during the day
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thermocline

A distinct layer of water where rising warm and sinking cold water meet but do not mix. It is a layer of water where the temperature changes at least one-half a degree per foot of depth. In many of our desert bass lakes, a thermocline often develops during the spring and breaks down in the fall. The colder layer of water is often lacking in oxygen,...
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Thermocline

A layer in which the temperature de-creases significantly (relative to the layers above and below) w
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thermocline

A transition layer of water in the ocean, with a steeper vertical temperature gradient than that found in the layers of ocean above and below. The permanent ther- mocline separates the warm mixed surface layer of the ocean from the cold deep ocean water, and is found between 100- and 1000-m depths. The thermocline first appears at the 55 - 60 degre...
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Thermocline

A vertical negative temperature gradient in some layer of a body of water which is appreciably great
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thermocline

A vertical temperature gradient in some layer of a body of water, which is appreciably greater than the gradients above and below it; also a layer in which such a gradient occurs. = The principal thermoclines in the ocean are either seasonal, due to heating of the surface water in summer, or permanent. thermohaline circulation - Circulation in wate...
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Thermocline

A vertical temperature gradient in some layer of a body of water, which is appreciably greater than the gradients above and below it.
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Thermocline

a zone in the water column where there is a very rapid change in temperature, and water density, with depth.
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Thermocline

As one descends from the surface of the ocean, the temperature remains nearly the same as it was at the surface, but at a certain depth temperature starts decreasing rapidly with depth. This boundary is called the thermocline. In studying the tropical Pacific Ocean, the depth of 20oC water ('the 20oC isotherm') is often used as a proxy for the dept...
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Thermocline

Boundary in a body of water where the greatest vertical change in temperature occurs. This boundary is usually the transition zone between the layer of warm water near the surface that is mixed and the cold deep water layer.
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Thermocline

Depth zone within which temperature changes maximally
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Thermocline

Depth zone within which temperature changes maximally
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thermocline

Layer of water between the warmer surface zone and the colder deep zone of a thermally stratified body of water. In the thermocline, temperature and oxygen concentration drop precipitously with depth. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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thermocline

ocean layer near the surface within which the water temperature changes rapidly with depth
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thermocline

oceanic water layer in which water temperature decreases rapidly with increasing depth. A widespread permanent thermocline exists beneath the ... [4 related articles]
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Thermocline

That layer of water in a lake in which the temperature changes 10C with each meter increase in depth.
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Thermocline

the distinct interface between surface waters and cooler, deeper waters; region below the surface layer of the sea or lake, where temperature declines abruptly with increasing depth.
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Thermocline

The layer of water where the temperature changes at least one-half a degree per foot of depth. Basically, a layer of water where rising warm and sinking cold water meet.
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Thermocline

The middle layer of a thermally stratified lake or reservoir. In this layer, there is a rapid decrease in temperatures in a lake or reservoir.
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thermocline

thermocline 1. In geophysics, a layer in a body of water at which the rate of temperature decreases when depth is at a maximum; such as, a thin layer of water at the depth range of 300-800 meters in the tropical and subtropical basins, between the deep abyssal waters and the surface mixed layer. 2. A horizonal temphorizontal temperature discontinui...
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