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Salinity Patterns in the Ocean

  title={Salinity Patterns in the Ocean},
  author={L. Talley},
  • L. Talley
  • Published 2002
  • Geology
  • Ocean salinity varies geographically and with time. Freshwater input occurs at the sea surface due to precipitationand river inflow, reducing salinity. Salinity is increased byevaporation and also as a by-product of sea ice forma-tion. Because freshening and salinification occur in differentplaces, salinity at a particular location reflects the upstreamsource of the water there. In subtropical latitudes, high sur-face evaporation creates high salinity near the sea surface.In subpolar latitudes… CONTINUE READING
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