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 (thûr′mə-hā′līn, -hăl′īn)
Of or relating to the effects of temperature and salinity on the large-scale circulation of oceanic waters.

[thermo- + Greek halinos, of salt (from hals, hal-, salt; see halo-).]
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relating to both the temperature and salinity of ocean water
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Numerical analysis of water circulation and thermohaline structures in the Caspian Sea.
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After developing a comprehensive understanding of thermal fluid circulation and geologic heterogeneity, we implement a limited set of reactive transport models to assess the effects of fully coupled thermohaline fluid circulation within a diapir margin.
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So you have a potential for interfacing with our normal thermohaline circulation systems, which could dramatically change that," she said.
However, research has shown the garbage reaches the area due to ocean currents, specifically a global one called Thermohaline Circulation.
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