How Do Temperature and Salinity Affect Mixing in the Oceans?
ES2202  Two Locations with Interesting Data

  !   Click the red dots on the map below to view temperature and salinity maps for each location. Record temperature and salinity values for the locations indicated on the maps.

  !   Click the Show Density Graph button to access the graph. Use the temperature and salinity values you recorded to estimate the density of seawater at both locations.

4. Determine the temperature, salinity, and density of ocean water at the following locations (These locations are highlighted in the topographic map above.):

a. O, 50W

b. 20N, 90E

5. What do you think is responsible for the unusually low salinity of these warm waters? (If you need a hint, look at the land near these locations on a world map.)


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