ther·​mo·​cline | \ ˈthər-mə-ˌklīn How to pronounce thermocline (audio) \

Definition of thermocline

: the region in a thermally stratified body of water which separates warmer surface water from cold deep water and in which temperature decreases rapidly with depth

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Outlook: Eric Prey of Focused Fishing Guide Service reports: thermocline is developing at 28 feet. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Prospects mixed on area lakes for week of June 20," 20 June 2018 Outlook: Guide Del Colvin reports: thermocline hasn’t started yet, but expected soon. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Most waters clear and warming in Kansas, Missouri | The Kansas City Star," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of thermocline

1898, in the meaning defined above

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