Sigma-theta

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sigma-theta

(Symbol σθ.) The density ρ (less 1000 kg m-3) that a parcel of water of salinity S and temperature T would have if it were raised adiabatically to the sea surface, where its temperature would change from T to potential temperature θ due to adiabatic decompression.

In symbols,
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