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Lecture 6 – Properties of Seawater, continued Review Lecture 5
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Salinity, cont. What are the sources of salt in the ocean? Is the ocean progressively getting saltier with age? What are the “sinks” of salt in the ocean? Temperature, salinity and water density
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A density stratified ocean Surface Zone Pycnocline: Thermocline: Halocline:
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A stratified ocean – cross section of temperature A stratified ocean – cross section of salinity
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Unformatted text preview: Light in the Ocean Photic zone: Why is the ocean blue? Life below the photic zone What are the most important physical factors influencing marine organisms ? Most ocean life is found within the top few hundred meters Dissolved gases in seawater The concentration of O 2 varies by depth within the ocean. Dissolved CO 2 in seawater Acid-Base Balance in the ocean Some examples of the pH scale:...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2010 for the course GEL 16 taught by Professor Hill,t during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.

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