lysocline


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lysocline

[′lī·sə‚klīn]
(oceanography)
The level or ocean depth at which the rate of solution of calcium carbonate increases significantly.
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Carbonate accumulation rates at many sites appear to have been very high in the latter stages of the PETM: the lysocline (the depth in the ocean below which the rate of dissolution of calcite increases dramatically) was located even deeper than before the PETM, resulting in the sequestration of large amounts of carbon (e.