epilimnion
noun Etymology: New Latin, from epi- + Greek limnion, diminutive of limnē marshy lake — more at limnetic Date: circa 1910 the water layer overlying the thermocline of a lake

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  • Epilimnion — is the top most layer in a thermally stratified lake, occurring above the deeper hypolimnion. It is warmer and typically has a higher pH and dissolved oxygen concentration than the hypolimnion.Being exposed at the surface, it typically becomes… …   Wikipedia

  • epilimnion — ☆ epilimnion [ep΄ə lim′nē än΄, ep΄ə lim′nēən ] n. [ModL < EPI + Gr limnion, dim. of limnē, marshy lake, prob. < IE base * (e)lei , to bend > LIMB1] an unfrozen lake s warm, upper layer of oxygen rich water that is above the thermocline:… …   English World dictionary

  • Epilimnion — Gliederung des Sees aufgrund abiotischer Faktoren Das Epilimnion (Epilimnial) nennt man in der physikalischen Limnologie die obere erwärmte und stark bewegte Wasserschicht in einem geschichteten stehenden Gewässer. Das Epilimnion ist durch die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Épilimnion — L épilimnion est la couche d eau plus chaude et moins dense située au dessus du métalimnion, c est à dire de la thermocline. C est la couche thermique la plus bioproductive ; son épaisseur varie généralement entre 15 et 30 m, selon la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Epilimnion — epilimnionas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Šiltas viršutinis vandens telkinio sluoksnis. atitikmenys: angl. epilimnion vok. Epilimnion, n rus. эпилимнион, m …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • epilimnion — epilimnionas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Šiltas viršutinis vandens telkinio sluoksnis. atitikmenys: angl. epilimnion vok. Epilimnion, n rus. эпилимнион, m …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • epilimnion — the warm uppermost layer of water in a stratified lake, above the thermocline …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • epilimnion — n. [Gr. epi, upon; limne, lake] The upper layer of water found in deep lakes; see thermocline and hypolimnion …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • epilimnion — epilimnetic /ep euh lim net ik/, epilimnial, adj. /ep euh lim nee on , euhn/, n., pl. epilimnia / nee euh/. (in certain lakes) the layer of water above the thermocline. [1905 10; EPI + Gk límnion small pond, dim. of límne pool, lake] * * * …   Universalium

  • epilimnion — noun The surface layer of a liquid body, used in reference to a reservoir or body of water …   Wiktionary

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