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Halocline (Biogeochemical Feature)

Component: Biogeochemical Feature

Unique Identifier: 1336

Biogeochemical Feature Halocline


Description
Definition The zone of rapid salinity change with depth in the water column, often separating two layers of different, homogeneous salinity. As the density of water changes with salinity, the halocline presents a barrier to vertical circulation and enhances water column stability