Definition of "thermohaline" [thermohaline]

  • Of, or relating to a combination of temperature and salinity (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "thermohaline" in a sentence
  • "Also called the thermohaline circulation, it is driven by differences in the density of the sea water which is controlled by its thermo or temperature, and its haline or salinity."
  • "Although these steps are linked by feedback loops that prevent strict causal relations, the primary processes driving the THC seem to be steps 2 and 3, which are termed thermohaline ventilation."
  • "Technically, it iscalled thermohaline circulation which is the global system of surface and subsurface ocean currents that is driven by temperature and salinity differences that create density gradients between adjoining water masses."