Latitudinal Diversity Gradient

Science / Biology / Latitudinal Diversity Gradient: The decrease in species richness that occurs as one moves away from the equator.

Other Words for Diversity

Diversity Noun Synonyms: difference, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, unlikeness, disparity, deviation, divergence, departure, distinctiveness, diverseness, variation, variety, individuality, inconsistency, contrariety, discrepancy, contrast
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Gradient Wind

Science / Weather / Gradient Wind: A steady horizontal air motion along curved parallel isobars or contours in an unchanging pressure or contour field, assuming there is no friction and no divergence or convergence. MORE

Gradient Flow

Science / Tides and Currents / Gradient Flow: A solution of the relative hydrodynamic equations of motion in which only the horizontal Coriolis, pressure gradient, and centrifugal forces are considered. MORE

Geothermal Gradient

Science / Geology / Geothermal Gradient: The progressive increase of temperature with depth into the Earth. MORE

Genetic Diversity

Science / Marine Biology / Genetic Diversity: The genetic variation that occurs within a population or species. For example, there are several different colour dog whelk shells and ochre sea stars. See also biodiversity; compare ecosystem diversi MORE

Horizontal Pressure Gradient Force

Science / Tides and Currents / Horizontal Pressure Gradient Force: The horizontal component of the product of the specific volume and the rate of decrease in pressure with distance. MORE

Latitudinal Diversity Gradient

Science / Biology / Latitudinal Diversity Gradient: The decrease in species richness that occurs as one moves away from the equator. MORE

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