Ocean (mixed zone)

"The upper portion of the ocean that is mixed by wind or because of differences in density that result from cooling/warming, evaporation, or ice formation. This mixing results in near uniform temperature and salinity within this zone. Ocean (mixed zone) is a water cycle pool." (U.S. Geological Survey, 2022)


U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). "Water Cycle Glossary Terms". USGS Water Science School. (2022). Link: https://www.usgs.gov/glossary/glossary-water-cycle-terms

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