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1. An intermediate layer of oceanic water in which temperature decreases more rapidly with depth than in the layers above and below it.
2. A layer in a large body of water, such as a lake, that sharply separates regions differing in temperature, so that the temperature gradient across the layer is abrupt.


(Physical Geography) a temperature gradient in a thermally stratified body of water, such as a lake


(ˈθɜr məˌklaɪn)

a layer of water in an ocean or certain lakes, where the temperature gradient is greater than that of the warmer layer above and the colder layer below.
[1895–1900; thermo- + Greek klinē bed]
ther`mo•clin′al, adj.
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For stratified stations, indicated with a plus sign (+), mean temperatures above and below the thermocline are provided in parentheses.
This is a geoengineering idea proposed by James Lovelock, the father of Gaia Theory, in which the dampening of wave action is used to drive a pumping motion of deep, cold, nutrient rich water below the thermocline up to the surface.
Settled larvae were removed from ropes by placing each piece separately in a 10% bleach solution (Clorox with 6% hypochlorite) for 3 min whereas it was spun via a THERMOCLINE CIMAREC 2 stirring unit (on setting 6).
Thermocline deepening and mixing alter zooplankton phenology, biomass and body size in a whole-lake experiment.
They occur in the warm water above the base of the thermocline [1] and are primarily marine but also occur seasonally in brackish water areas.
Depth data were assessed for average daytime depth as well as the average depth below the thermocline in accordance with previous studies (Sepulveda et al.
Total quantity or scope: Lot 1 Thermal Storage set - Two identical thermocline sets; blower system; hot box; and outdoor cover.
They now feature ThermoCline Technology(TM) (TCT) allowing 48 plus hours of protection for temperature sensitive payloads.
The top of the thermocline (the layer separating cold surface water and warm deep waters) was found to be about 250 meters deeper compared with any other year for which measurements exist.
The shallow reservoir depths, changing thermocline and oxycline, and reduction in dissolved oxygen can result in increased potential for continuing conditions promoting fish kills.
A thermocline is a region within the chilled water with sharp vertical temperature and density gradients, or the thermal boundary layer.
The difference in water temperature between the lake surface and bottom could cause the formation of thermocline, and the separation of the lake water caused the seasonal division of water density, so the suspended fine-grained sediments were deposited with seasonal changes [28-34].