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Title: Why Is the Ocean Salty
Url: http://www.palomar.edu/oceanography/salty_ocean.htm
Creator: Swenson, Herbert A. (Herbert Alfred), 1911-
Publisher: Palomar College
Description: This is a well written and easy-to-understand primer with definition and measurements of salinity. Explains the origin of the ocean, sources of salts and processes affecting its chemical composition, including the hydrologic cycle. Introduces the complexity of salinity, many constituents of seawater, and variability of ocean salinity worldwide. Discusses the compounds that marine plants and animals extract from or add to ocean water. Appropriate for grades 6 and up.
LC Classification: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Atlases -- By region or country -- Oceans (General)
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Oceanography -- Chemical oceanography -- Salinity
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Physical geography -- Hydrology. Water -- Ground and surface waters -- Groundwater. Hydrogeology -- Saltwater encroachment. Salinity
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Physical geography -- Hydrology. Water -- Hydrologic cycle
GEM Subject: Science -- Ecology
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Meteorology -- Water cycle
Oceanography -- Salinity
Ecology -- Salinity
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: General Public
Middle School Teachers
Primary Education
Secondary Education
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Astronomy
Chemical oceanography
earth science
marine chemistry
ocean origin
salinity definition
salinity measurements
Space sciences
Date Of Record Release: 2012-03-28 03:00:04 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-08-02 11:45:14 (W3C-DTF)
Source: DLESE
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Resource URL Clicks: 9
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