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Mesoscale Lens (Hydroform)

Component: Hydroform

Unique Identifier: 679

Hydroform Class Water Mass
Hydroform Mesoscale Lens
Hydroform Type River/Estuary Plume
Meddy


Description
Definition A trapped, homogeneous parcel of water lying within (or atop) larger ocean fields due to density differences. These hydroforms are 30 - 300 kilometers in size.