|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org » Forums » (Old) Weekly themes. (have been consolidated into a single forum above) » Beheading words » hypolimnion Register User Forum List Calendar Active Topics Search FAQ
#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.
Forum Stats 8728 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members GrandmaCoo, ShellsnBells, charmingthemuse, toddster, Mussaf
8728 Registered Users
Who's Online 1 registered (1 invisible), 41 Guests and 3 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
LukeJavan8 118 endymion6 107 wofahulicodoc 88 A C Bowden 48 jenny jenny 44 Tromboniator 8 tsuwm 7 Bazr 7 FoFong 4 meliza 1
wwh 13858 Faldage 13803 Jackie 11609 tsuwm 10521 Buffalo Shrdlu 7210 AnnaStrophic 6511 LukeJavan8 6435 Wordwind 6296 of troy 5400 BranShea 5282
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 2014 Wordsmith