A layer of water between the warmer, surface zone and the colder, deep-water zone in a thermally stratified body of water, in which the temperature decreases rapidly with depth.
Webster's New World
A layer in a large body of water, such as a lake, that sharply separates regions differing in temperature, so that the temperature gradient across the layer is abrupt.
Other Word Forms of Thermocline
Origin of Thermocline
thermo- +"Ž -cline
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