Definition of salt fingering in US English:

salt fingering

noun

Oceanography
  • See salt finger

    • ‘Salt fingering appears to be a viable mechanism for salt transport in the thawing layer (talik) above ice-bonded permafrost near the seabed in the Arctic.’
    • ‘At last month's Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu, physical oceanographers reported the first direct measurement of the power of "salt fingering," in which interweaving fingers of water flow up and down between distinct layers of seawater.’