metalimnion


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metalimnion

[‚med·ə′lim·nē‚än]
(geophysics)
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During summer, the metalimnion (thermocline) forms a barrier to wind-caused current.
Based on temperature profiles, it was found that the veliger density had the highest correlation with water temperature profiles of the metalimnion ([R.
The metalimnion had shifted deeper and a considerable increase in TP was recorded at a depth of 4-7 m.
In general, the metalimnion samples in June were more acid than adjacent layers.
In the absence of Daphnia, phytoplankton abundance as measured by chlorophyll a was greatest in the metalimnion samples and very low in the epilimnion (Fig.
pulicaria resided in the metalimnion or hypolimnion, or both, during the day.
The temperature below the metalimnion boundary was 9-10[degrees]C and in the deep layers of the hypolimnion 4-5[degrees]C.
A second sample was taken from the metalimnion, defined as either the oxygen maximum (when present) or the depth of greatest temperature change.