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- n. the interface between the mixolimnion and monimolimnion in a meromictic lake
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At about 17 meters (about 56 feet) below the surface, a chemocline, an increase salinity, occurs in Lake Bonney's water, and this saltier water is more buoyant than the overlying layer of fresher water.
"If we wanted to go under the glacier, we'd have to come up with some way to reballast the vehicle to go below this chemocline, because the density went up by almost 20 percent," said Bill Stone of Stone Aerospace, who heads the company that designed and built the robot.
Without the added weight, ENDURANCE "would bob on that chemocline like a cork."
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