Unformatted text preview: Mariana trench-Sodium 30.62% & Chloride 55.07% are the prominent salts in the ocean Water has a high heat capacity- large amounts of solar radiation absorbed producing small increases in temperature. Ramge 36 Deg C(97 Deg F) -2 Deg C (28 Deg F) (Land 146 Deg C) Colder water is denser and tends to sink Density increases with salinity- saltier water tends to sink Colder, higher salinity water sinks General patterns of gyres (land masses, corolis effect and prevailing winds)...
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- Spring '10
- incoming solar energy, salinity water sinks, salinity- saltier water