specific-volume anomaly

specific-volume anomaly

[spə′sif·ik ¦väl·yəm ə′näm·ə·lē]
(oceanography)
The excess of the actual specific volume of the sea water at any point in the ocean over the specific volume of sea water of salinity 35 parts per thousand (‰) and temperature 0°C at the same pressure. Also known as steric anomaly.
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