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Examine Figure 9.4 in your textbook. What do you think is the cause of the "dip" (i.e., decrease) in salinity around the equator?

Examine Figure 9.4 in your textbook. What do you think is the cause of the “dip” (i.e., decrease) in salinity around the equator? Could it not be argued that higher temperature causes more evaporation from the ocean surface, which, in turn, results in higher salinity content?
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The mentioned figure reflects that the temperature of the ocean's surface and salinity of surface water may get altered with latitudinal position (highest salinity can be monitored at 20 0 and...

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