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.
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
No, oceans do not have the same salinity, or percentage of salt in their waters. However, according to scientists the salinity of oceans does typically range from 32 to 37 ppt.
In open ocean evaporation affects the salinity of the oceans, in closed oceans the lack of sunrays cause greater salinity levels.
The amount of salt in the water. Near the surface of the open oceans salinity is in general between 3.3% and 3.7%
the average salinity could be 15 ppt or even lower.
evaporation and rain.
Oceans are big water bodies. Salinity is due to the presence of minerals in water.
AnswerAll oceans have salt in them. The average salinity of all oceans is 35 parts per thousand. Salinity does vary according to depth and location. Areas of the ocean located near onshore river runoff typically have a lower salinity. Areas near the tropics with high evaporation rates tend to have higher salinity.
There are several factors that affect salinity. Some of the main factors include evaporation and precipitation which will affect the salinity of oceans and seas.
Evaporation occurs more readily over warm water, which removes the water and leaves the salt, raising salinity.
i think no.
In any body of water; usually oceans.
The world's oceans have a salinity of about 3.5%
Because of sea and oceans
global winds and differences in temperature and salinity.
Salinity in oceans decrease when near a river because the river adds fresh water, which lowers the percentage of salt in the water, causing the salinity to decrease.
There are no freshwater oceans. Only where large rivers empty into the sea, there are some areas of lower salinity, but no freshwater oceans.
Scroll down to related links and look at "Salinity of the oceans". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Wiki_plot_04.png
Salinity is below average in places where large amounts of fresh water enters the ocean. Salinity tends to be above average in the areas that are extremely hot or cold. Salinity may also be above average in polar waters.
The Dead Sea is 33.7 % Salinity - The oceans average 3.5% salinity. So the Dead Sea is Roughly 10 times a salty as the Oceans. ----------------- I found another source (wikipedia.org)that states that the Dead Sea is 8.6 times as salty as the sea.
The Dead Sea, which has 10 times the salinity of the oceans