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water mass

[′wȯd·ər ‚mas]
(oceanography)
A body of water identified by its temperature-salinity curve or chemical composition, and normally consisting of a mixture of two or more water types.
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Fishing by trawling is considered to be an unsustainable and unviable practice and the continuous trawling operations in the narrow and enclosed water mass of Palk Bay has caused depletion of its precious living resources.
"We know that some of the water must be coming from the Moon, because the mass of water being released is greater than the water mass within the meteoroids coming in," said the paper's co-author Dana Hurley of Johns Hopkins University.
"We know that some of the water must be coming from the Moon because the mass of water being released is greater than the water mass within the meteoroids coming in," the second author of the research, Dana Hurley from Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, said.
class="MsoNormalLake Victoria, the largest water mass in the continent, is choking with hyacinth brought about by reckless emission of effluents.
Arinta Waterfalls is a large water mass flowing against their rocks.
In the other investigated regions, the rainfall patterns are not as homogenous as in the tropics, thus precipitation time series in the grid point coordinates do not resemble the water mass variations of the area.
The first OOI mooring deployments in 2015 provided the first time-series data of heat and water mass movement from the region ever recorded--something of particular interest to the people of Chile as the country struggles with a persistent drought caused by changing wind and atmospheric pressure patterns over the ocean.
It is almost independent from the intake valve closing (IVC), the engine load and the injected water mass. However, it was found that the optimal injection timing of water shifts to earlier timings with increasing engine speed [22].
Throughout the study period, estuarine water (salinities between 11 and 31, Sievers & Silva, 2008) and the oceanic water mass known as Subantarctic Water (SAAW, salinities between 33 and 33.8; Sievers & Silva, 2008) were detected.