Relative thermal resistance

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Relative thermal resistance is a measure of the energy required to mix water of two different temperatures (and thus different densities). Comparisons will be made against the differences in the density of water at 3.98 °C and 5 °C. (Wetzel 1983) Since this is a relative measure, there are no units involved.

It is calculated at intervals of 1 cm using the following equation: RTR= ((p_1-p_2) \times 10^{6})/ 8 where p_2 is the density at the bottom of the stratum being considered and p_1 is the density at the top of the stratum being considered

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