Critical Depth

Critical Depth

In biological oceanography, 'Critical Depth' is defined as a hypothesized surface mixing depth at which phytoplankton growth is precisely matched by losses of phytoplankton biomass within this depth interval.

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SOFAR Channel - Related Terms
... exists when the ocean bottom occurs at a depth less than the critical depth ... conjugate depth For a source below the sonic layer depth, that depth below the deep sound channel axis where the sound speed equals the speed at the source depth ... where sound rays, refracted from the depths, return to the surface ...
Critical Depth - Criticisms - Shutdown of Turbulent Convection Hypothesis
... winter), the mixed layer depth is likely to be a good proxy for the mixing depth ... forcing becomes weak in the spring, turbulence subsides rapidly while the mixed layer depth does not change much ... prior to the time when the mixed layer restratifies beyond the critical depth ...

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