Thermal stability

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Thermal stability describes the stability of a water body and its resistance to mixing.[1] It is the amount of work needed to transform the water (e.g. a lake) to a uniform water density. The Schmidt stability "S" is commonly measured in joules per square meter, or .


  1. ^ Schmidt, W. 1928. Über Temperatur und Stabilitätsverhältnisse von Seen. Geogr. Ann 10: 145 - 177.

Further reading[edit]

  • Gwidon W. Stachowiak and Andrew W. Batchelor (2005). Engineering Tribology. Butterworth–Heinemann. pp. 39–40. ISBN 9780750678360.