Where very low temperatures are obtained by using paramagnetic salts with magnets.

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Inert Gas System-a system that introduces a blanket of non-explosive or inert gas on top of cargo in a tank usually consisting of burned stack gases which are low in oxygen.


A tariff imposed to discourage sale of foreign goods, subsidized to sell at low prices detrimental to local manufacturers.


The ability of a material to conduct heat, expressed as thermal power conducted per unit temperature and thickness. Metals and other thermal 'conductors' have a large thermal conductivity. Refractories and other thermal 'insulators' have a low thermal conductivity.


  1. A tract of swampy land covered mostly with tall grass. 2. A swamp or inundated tract of low land, as used locally in the southern U.S


A device to transfer heat from a low temperature to a high temperature medium.


The zone of unconsolidated material that extends landward from the low water line to the place where there is a marked change in material or physiographic form, or to the line of permanent veg- etation (usually the effective limit of storm waves). A beach includes foreshore and backshore. The beach along the margin of the sea may be called SEABEACH. Also called STRAND, espe- cially when the beach is composed of sand. See also TIDELAND.


Very small, numerous, and uniformly dispersed water drops that may appear to float while following air currents. Unlike fog droplets, drizzle falls to the ground. It usually falls from low stratus clouds and is frequently accompanied by low visibility and fog.


A tidal datum that is the average of the lowest low water height of each tidal day observed over the National Tidal Datum Epoch. For station with shorter series, simultaneous obser- vational comparisons are made with a control tide station in order to derive the equivalent of a 19-year datum.


The difference in height between tropic higher high water and tropic lower low water. Often shortened to TROPIC RANGE.


Light duty compressible fittings used to join low voltage DC circuitry. Available in spade or barrel type male to female configurations.

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