compensation depth

compensation depth

[‚käm·pən′sā·shən ‚depth]
(oceanography)
The depth at which the light intensity is just sufficient to bring about a balance between the oxygen produced and that consumed by algae.
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The overall balance of these processes is reflected in the deep ocean's carbonate compensation depth, the CCD," the MARUM scientist continues.
Today, the Pacific carbonate compensation depth is at 4.

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