Lo3 seawater properties

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Lo3 seawater properties

  1. 1. Earth’s AtmosphereEarth’s Atmosphere and Oceansand Oceans Properties of SeawaterProperties of Seawater
  2. 2. How do temperature and salinity vary withHow do temperature and salinity vary with latitude?latitude?
  3. 3. Ocean densityOcean density Ocean layeringOcean layering • Three-layered structureThree-layered structure • Surface LayerSurface Layer • Different with Different LatitudesDifferent with Different Latitudes • Transition zoneTransition zone • Between surface layer and deep zoneBetween surface layer and deep zone • Thermocline and pycnoclineThermocline and pycnocline • Deep zoneDeep zone • Sunlight never reaches this zoneSunlight never reaches this zone • Temperatures are just a few degrees above freezingTemperatures are just a few degrees above freezing • Constant high-density waterConstant high-density water
  4. 4. Layering in the OceanLayering in the Ocean
  5. 5. Coastal UpwellingCoastal Upwelling

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