: a usually vertical gradient in salinity (as of the ocean)
Examples of halocline in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe sinkholes open into the world’s largest underground river system, making for some spectacular halocline diving—exploring the zone where freshwater and saltwater meet.
Sara Clemence, WSJ, 24 Mar. 2022
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