Asked in Oceans and SeasOceanography
Oceans and Seas
Why is the water in oceans salty?
Asked in Lakes and Rivers
What make oceans water different from the water in lakes and streams?
Asked in Global Warming, Landforms, Marine
Why water need conservation even though large oceans are surrounded by land masses?
Why is water in the Arctic ocean salty than oceans further south?
Asked in Oceans and Seas
Why are the oceans meant to be salty?
The oceans are now "meant" to be salty they just are salty. The reason is that when rain falls on the land it disolves some of the chemicals in the soil and the rocks, water then flows into rivers and eventually the seas and the oceans, still catrrying its loads of dissolved chemicals which tend to be nitrates and chlorides because both are soluable, the nirtates get used up by marine vegetation but the chlorides (salts) remain in the water, hence the oceans and the seas are salty.
Asked in Chemistry, Evaporation and Condensation
If most water evaporates from our salt water oceans why are not rain drops salty?
Asked in Oceans and Seas, Oceanography
What is a place where rivers flow into oceans and have very salty water but not as salty as the ocean?
Asked in Science
What is salty water what is salt?
when people refer to water composits in the earth they will claim it is either fresh water or salthy water. salty water is of course found in the earths oceans and seas normaly, although some inland'seas' such as the dead sea are incredibly salty, too salty for anything to live in. hence 'dead'sea. the oceans water is refered to as salt but it is infact a whole concoction of hunderds of chemicals, salts and dissolved gasses + H2O.
Asked in Meteorology and Weather
Is water that evaporates from the ocean salty or fresh?
Asked in Animal Life, Oceanography
How did the ocean become salty?