|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 8717 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members Laban, birdie, mepallav, discopig, Byz
8717 Registered Users
Who's Online 0 registered (), 29 Guests and 1 Spider online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
Bazr 110 LukeJavan8 88 endymion6 85 wofahulicodoc 81 jenny jenny 64 A C Bowden 32 Tromboniator 8 Faldage 6 olly 3 zmjezhd 2
wwh 13858 Faldage 13802 Jackie 11609 tsuwm 10513 Buffalo Shrdlu 7210 AnnaStrophic 6511 LukeJavan8 6308 Wordwind 6296 of troy 5400 BranShea 5282
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 2014 Wordsmith