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mixed layer

[′mikst ′lā·ər]
(oceanography)
The layer of water which is mixed through wave action or thermohaline convection. Also known as surface water.
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The eddies establish the formation of thermal and saline fronts and gradients as well as depth of the thermocline and mixed layer (Trasvina et al.
Between 2001 and 2002, atmospheric conditions at the coast-based Palmer Station resulted in thicker sea ice compacted against the edge of the peninsula, with increased melting that released large quantities of fresh water and ice algae directly into the upper mixed layer of the ocean.
The asymmetry is caused by the presence of both poorly crystallised illite and well crystallised illite components in the diffraction spectra and also, at times, I-S mixed layer minerals (Meunier and Velde 2004).
1984): Mixed layer illite-smectite in low temperature diagenesis: data from the Miocene of the Carpathian foredeep.
Note: K-Kaolinite, C-Chlorite, I-Illite, S-Smectite, I/S-illite smectite mixed layer, %S-the content of smectite in mixed-layer minerals of illite and smectite.
The stratification pattern and the temperature of the upper mixed layer depend greatly on the latitude; thus the changes in stability are much more variable in the short term in tropical than in temperate lakes, particularly if winds are strong enough to cause vigorous motion in the upper water layer (Lewis, 1987; Cantin et al.
Other topics include benthic exchange and biogeochemical cycling in permeable sediments, El Nino physics and predictability, turbulence in the upper-ocean mixed layer, sounds in the ocean at 1-100 Hz, resurrecting the ecological underpinnings of ocean plankton blooms, carbon cycling and storage in mangrove forests, the influence of climate change on marine infectious diseases and its implications for management and society, pelagic camouflage and visual countermeasures, and sea ice ecosystems.
0 [Angstrom] illite and 14 [Angstrom] chlorite peaks on XRD patterns of Mg saturated and heated samples respectively and suggest the presence of random mixed layer structures (Figs.
The refractivity model adopted in the following study consists of an evaporation duct profile and line segments corresponding to the mixed layer.
Results of our previous investigations show that to get a smooth sliding behaviour at the interface between the two first bodies it is necessary to provide conditions of a mechanically mixed layer (MML) formation [4,5,7].