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mixed layer

noun, Oceanography
1.
the surface layer of water, seasonally varying in thickness, that is at almost uniform temperature owing to agitation by waves and wind.
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Examples for mixed layer
  • Nutrients now available in the near surface permitted a considerable increase in mixed layer chlorophyll values.
  • mixed layer heights exhibit strong diurnal patterns.
  • The wind also mixes surface waters creating what is called the mixed layer, where there is little vertical temperature change.
  • The dynamic ocean model is coupled to a thermodynamic energy loan ice model and uses a non-slab mixed layer formulation.

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