L10 Temperature, Salinity, Density

L10 Temperature, Salinity, Density - Geol 107 L10 9/14/11...

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Geol 107 L10 9/14/11 1 Temperature, salinity & density in the Oceans Why? Because it drives Ocean Stratification, Upwelling and Downwelling Vertical Mixing in the Ocean •Upwe l l ing –the vert ica l movement of water from depth moving up toward the surface. •Downwe l l ing –the vert ica l movement of water from the surface, moving down (sinking) Vertical Mixing in the Ocean •Ve r t ica l m
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Geol 107 L10 9/14/11 2 SURFACE Seawater Density Temperature + Salinity Salinity Temperature Density Change Mechanisms: Temperature Recall water’s density changes with temperature Density Change Mechanisms: Salinity •Add F
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