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omnicole (verb), omnicoles; omnicoled; omnicoling: layers, levels
1. Living every where or in all places.
2. Thriving on several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another.
This entry is located in the following units: -cola, -colas; -cole; -colent; -colid; -coline; -colous (page 15) omni-, omn- (page 3)
(Greek: side, rib; a thin membrane with two layers that line the chest cavity)
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archaeological layers, archeological layers
Sedimentary and architectural units defined by a combination of lithological, pedological, and material cultural criteria.
atmospheric boundary layer (s) (noun), surface boundary layer, surface layer, friction layer, ground layer; atmospheric boundary layers (pl)
1. In the earth's atmosphere, the planetary boundary layer is the air layer near the ground affected by diurnal heat, moisture, or momentum transfer to or from the surface.
2. The thin layer of air adjacent to the earth's surface, usually considered to be less than 300 feet (91 meters) high.
3. The thin layer of air adjacent to the earth's surface, extending up to the so-called anemometer level (the base of the Ekman layer [thin top layer of the sea]); within this layer the wind distribution is determined largely by the vertical temperature gradient and the nature and contours of the underlying surface, and shearing stresses are approximately constant.
This entry is located in the following units: atmo-, atm- + (page 2) sphero-, spher-, -sphere- (page 2)
atmospheric layer (s) (noun), atmospheric layers (pl)
1. Any one of a number of layers of the atmosphere, most commonly distinguished by temperature distribution: "The atmospheric layer is also known as the atmospheric shell or atmospheric region."
2. One of several strata or layers of the earth's atmosphere.

Temperature distribution is the most common criterion used for denoting the various shells.

This entry is located in the following units: atmo-, atm- + (page 4) sphero-, spher-, -sphere- (page 3)
eluvial layer (s) (noun), eluvial layers (pl)
The leached (emptied or drained) upper part of a soil profile: The eluvial layer that lost the essential soil minerals from its light sandy soils caused by a year of excessive rain.
This entry is located in the following unit: luto-, lut-, luv-, lu- (page 4)
ionized layers
1. The layers of enhanced ionization produced within the ionosphere by impinging, or bringing together, cosmic radiation.
2. Layers of increased ionization within the ionosphere produced by cosmic radiation; responsible for absorption and reflection of radio waves and important in connection with communications and tracking of satellites and other space vehicles.
This entry is located in the following unit: ion, ion- + (page 7)
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deep scattering layers
The layers observed through the water column (vertical section of the sea) on echo sounders.

Echo sounders are measuring instruments that send out acoustic pulses in water and measure distances in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to return.

SONAR is an acronym for "sound navigation ranging"; ASDIC is an acronym for "antisubmarine detection investigation committee".

The name refers to the way they scatter sound waves. The layers are typically composed of krill, midwater fish, and siphonophores (species which form complex free-swimming communities composed of numerous zooids of various kinds, or organic bodies or cells having locomotion, some of which act as floats or as swimming organs, others as feeding or nutritive zooids, and others as reproductive zooids).

This entry is located in the following unit: Ocean and Deep Sea Terms (page 2)