seasonal thermocline

seasonal thermocline

[′sēz·ən·əl ′thər·mə‚klīn]
(oceanography)
A thermocline which develops in the oceans in summer at relatively shallow depths due to surface heating and downward transport of heat caused by mixing of water generated by summer winds.
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Periodic motions of the seasonal thermocline along the southern California coast.
A seasonal thermocline usually forms at the beginning of May and starts eroding by the end of August due to the cooling of surface waters [1].
High vertical resolution is used for obtaining good representation of the seasonal thermocline and permanent halocline in the Baltic Sea.
HS model gives a sharper seasonal thermocline and seasonal halocline in the Gulf of Finland.
We have used the barothropic model that is closer to the nature in spring before seasonal thermocline gets strong.
The heat content was first calculated only using the mixed layer depth (MLD), and then including the seasonal thermocline depth (sublayer) and the thermocline itself.
2) show the change of depth range of the surface mixed layer, the ocean layer that lies above the seasonal thermocline, for one year.