Difference between revisions of "Stratification"

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Less dense water layer overlying a water layer of higher density (related to higher salinity, lower temperature or higher suspended sediment concentration).  Density differences in the vertical inhibit turbulent mixing, which causes the interface of the layer to be sharpened.
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:[[Seawater density]]
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:[[Salt wedge estuaries]]
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Latest revision as of 20:42, 31 March 2021

Definition of Stratification:
Arrangement in layers[1].
This is the common definition for Stratification, other definitions can be discussed in the article


In oceanography:

Less dense water layer overlying a water layer of higher density (related to higher salinity, lower temperature or higher suspended sediment concentration). Density differences in the vertical inhibit turbulent mixing, which causes the interface of the layer to be sharpened.

See:

Seawater density
Salt wedge estuaries


References

  1. Lawrence, E. (2005). Henderson’s dictionary of biology. Pearson Education Limited, 13th ed., Harlow. 748 p.