The Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea contain some of the saltiest water on Earth. In some areas, these bodies of water show salinity measurements as high as 40‰.
What do you think the temperature is like at these locations? What do you think causes seawater to have higher or lower salinity?
In this investigation, you will examine the relationship between temperature and salinity in the oceans and how both of these qualities affect the density of seawater. Ultimately, you’ll estimate densities for water masses and use them to predict how water will mix in the oceans.