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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">A type of quasi-horizontal [[mixing]] in which [[layers]] of fluid (&ldquo;intrusions&rdquo;) flow laterally  in alternating directions.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Their [[signature]] is [[temperature]] (''T'') and/or [[salinity]] (''S'') inversions in a [[profile]] of ''T'' and ''S''  versus depth, indicating that layers of water have moved laterally from opposing directions. The  term &ldquo;interleaving layer&rdquo; connotes an intrusive motion of large extent in the direction along the  front.</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">A type of quasi-horizontal [[mixing]] in which [[layers]] of fluid ("intrusions") flow laterally  in alternating directions.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Their [[signature]] is [[temperature]] (''T'') and/or [[salinity]] (''S'') inversions in a [[profile]] of ''T'' and ''S''  versus depth, indicating that layers of water have moved laterally from opposing directions. The  term "interleaving layer" connotes an intrusive motion of large extent in the direction along the  front.</div><br/> </div>
 
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interleaving

A type of quasi-horizontal mixing in which layers of fluid ("intrusions") flow laterally in alternating directions.

Their signature is temperature (T) and/or salinity (S) inversions in a profile of T and S versus depth, indicating that layers of water have moved laterally from opposing directions. The term "interleaving layer" connotes an intrusive motion of large extent in the direction along the front.


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