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4 FACTORS THAT AFFECT OCEAN SALINITY

4 FACTORS THAT AFFECT OCEAN SALINITY

All waters in nature, whether rainwater or ocean water, contain dissolved mineral salts. Salinity is the term used to define the total content of dissolved salts in seawater. It is calculated as the amount of salt (in gm) dissolved in 1,000 gm (1 kg) of seawater. It is usually expressed as parts per thousand (o/oo) …

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4 TYPES OF GROUND WATER

4 TYPES OF GROUND WATER

Ground or subterranean water is water that is found below the earth’s surface. Groundwater is simply water under the ground where the soil is completely filled or saturated with water. This water is also called an “aquifer.” The following are four types of  ground water: Connate water It may also refer as fossil water. This …

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9 EFFECTS OF OCEAN CURRENTS ON HUMAN ACTIVITIES

9 EFFECTS OF OCEAN CURRENTS ON HUMAN ACTIVITIES

An ocean current can be defined as a horizontal movement of seawater in the ocean. Ocean currents are driven by the circulation of wind above surface waters, interacting with evaporation, sinking of water at high latitudes, and the Coriolis force generated by the earth’s rotation.  The nature of ocean currents has influenced human activities in …

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4 EFFECTS OF COLD OCEAN CURRENTS

4 EFFECTS OF COLD OCEAN CURRENTS

An ocean current is a continuous, directed movement of the seawater generated by a number of forces acting upon the water, including wind, the Coriolis effect, breaking waves, cabbeling and temperature and salinity differences. depth contours, shoreline configuration, and interaction with other currents influence a current’s direction and strength. ocean currents are primarily horizontal water …

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5 EFFECTS OF WARM OCEAN CURRENT

5 EFFECTS OF WARM OCEAN CURRENT

An ocean current is a continuous, directed movement of the seawater generated by a number of forces acting upon the water, including wind, the Coriolis effect, breaking waves, cabbeling and temperature and salinity differences. depth contours, shoreline configuration, and interaction with other currents influence a current’s direction and strength. ocean currents are primarily horizontal water …

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7 CHARACTERISTICS OF WARM OCEAN CURRENT

7 CHARACTERISTICS OF WARM OCEAN CURRENT

Warm ocean currents are ocean currents with warm waters and may include the warm Mozambique current or the warm Agulhas current or South equatorial current in Africa. Other warm currents include; the warm gulf stream, the North Atlantic drift, the North Pacific current, the Kuro siwo current, the East Australia Current, the Brazilian current, and …

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5 CAUSES OF OCEAN CURRENTS

5 CAUSES OF OCEAN CURRENTS

Ocean currents are general movements or drifts of the surface water of the ocean in a fairly defined direction. They are a continuous general movement of masses of surface ocean waters horizontally and in a fairly defined direction. They tend to be persistent. Most ocean currents drift very slowly and that is why they are …

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