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variable > water salinity

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water salinity  


  • [ECSO] Salinity is the saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water (see also soil salinity). Salinity is an important factor in determining many aspects of the chemistry of natural waters and of biological processes within it, and is a thermodynamic state variable that, along with temperature and pressure, governs physical characteristics like the density and heat capacity of the water.

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  • salinity of water


  • 0000-0003-2195-3997


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