layer depth


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layer depth

[′lā·ər ‚depth]
(oceanography)
The thickness of the mixed layer in an ocean.
The depth to the top of the thermocline.
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0 mm ML (diamonds), mean sea surface level anomaly (cm, colors), and vectors of associated geostrophic currents, c) temperature at the mixed layer depth (MLD), d) chlorophyll-a concentration, e) zooplankton volume (ZV).
T10: temperature at 10 m depth, MLD: mixed layer depth, TMLD and SMLD: temperature and salinity at the mixed layer depth respectively, ZV: zooplankton volume, Chl-a: chlorophyll-a concentration.
These variables (elevation, active layer depth, soil conductivity, and organic layer depth) did not differ between seeded and unseeded sites in lowland tundra.
In the lowland sites, active layer depth was 89% thicker in the cap and 56% thicker in the perimeter than in the undisturbed zone.
2] causes a decrease in the predicted boundary layer depth (see Table 7) compared to the results given in Table 5 for a cooling rate of 15 [Wm.
It was found that doubling the magnitude of the applied surface cooling effects the boundary layer depth more significantly than doubling the gradient of the slope.
A calculation of ocean heat storage and effective ocean surface layer depths for the Northern Hemisphere, Journal of Physical Oceanography 14:1,747-1,761.
h]) are higher around this point due to the relevant changes of the vertically averaged potential temperature and the layer depth in that place.
Figure 7 shows the observed stability or instability of the interface as a function of layer depth ratio and the dimensionless wavenumber [Alpha].
The extent to which the middle layer value is developed is a function of the conductivity contrasts and the layer depths.
McNeill (1980) introduced functions to interpret these profile data in terms of different layer depths and EC values, but the analytical functions employed do not allow a ready inversion of an extensive data set over inhomogeneous ground.
The Gulf of Tehuantepec exemplifies this, through changes in the thermocline depth, mixing layer and anoxic layer depths, and in other properties.