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Salinity can vary because of water temperature, rivers emptying into the ocean and mixing with ocean water, ice forming or melting, evaporation and precipitation. I think temperature is the biggest reason.

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Angelica Hernandez Martinez

2020-11-02 15:54:37

thx, thats correct

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What are the reasons for variations in salinity in the oceans?

Salinity can vary because of water temperature, rivers emptying into the ocean and mixing with ocean water, ice forming or melting, evaporation and precipitation. I think temperature is the biggest reason.http://wiki.answers.com/List_the_reasons_for_variations_in_salinity_in_the_various_oceans#ixzz16sZMdZIZ


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Does temperate oceans mean both freshwater and saltwater?

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The percentage of the ocean salinity is higher in what ocean?

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