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10 Salinity and - Dissolved Salts and Minerals KCl NaCl MgCl 2 KAlSi3O8 CaAl2Si2O8 NaAlSi3O8 CaCO 3 CaSO Rivers contain small amounts of dissolved

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Dissolved Salts and Minerals KCl NaCl MgCl 2 CaCO 4 KAlSi 3 O 8 CaAl 2 Si 2 O 8 NaAlSi 3 O 8 Rivers contain small amounts of dissolved salts that are delivered to the oceans
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Amazon Watershed Atlantic K Na Mg Cl Ca CO 3 Ca SO 4
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Rivers < 500 mg/L Oceans 35,000 mg/L If rivers have low salt contents and they are delivering salts to the oceans, why do oceans have such high salt contents? Total Salts Total Salts
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Salts left behind evaporation The primary factor leading to ocean salinity.
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Salts are delivered to the oceans in small amounts Evaporation removes water from the oceans, but leaves the salts behind. Rainfall on land dissolves more salts, which
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course SWS 2007 taught by Professor bonczek during the Fall '09 term at University of Florida.

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10 Salinity and - Dissolved Salts and Minerals KCl NaCl MgCl 2 KAlSi3O8 CaAl2Si2O8 NaAlSi3O8 CaCO 3 CaSO Rivers contain small amounts of dissolved

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