Science / Biology / Stratification: The division of water in lakes and ponds into layers with different temperatures and oxygen content. Oxygen content declines with depth, while the uppermost layer is warmest in summer and coolest in winter.
Science / Weather / Baroclinity: The state of stratification in a fluid in which surfaces of constant pressure intersect surfaces of constant density. Also known as baroclinicity. An example is the tight temperature gradient along th MORE
Science / Weather / Stagnation Area: An area that has a combination of stable stratification, weak horizontal wind speed, and little, if any, significant precipitation. It is usually associated with an area of high pressure. MORE