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#124517 - 03/04/04 01:04 PM hypolimnion
Date: Tue May 18 00:25:01 EDT 1999
hypolimnion (hy-puh-LIM-nee-on, -uhn) noun
The layer of water in a thermally stratified lake that lies below the
thermocline, is noncirculating, and remains perpetually cold.
[Hypo- + Greek limnion, diminutive of limne, lake, pool.]
Definition: Zone of water in a stratified lake in which temperature and oxygen concentration drop precipitously with depth.
Layer of water between the warmer surface zone and the colder deep zone of a thermally stratified body of water. In the thermocline, temperature decreases rapidly with depth.
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