Water Cycle Effects on Ocean Salinity

Water Cycle Effects on Ocean Salinity
Created by: Carla Companion
Today's scientists know that Earth's "water cycle" is dominated by exchanges between the ocean and atmosphere. In fact, 86% of global evaporation and 78% of global precipitation occur over the ocean. Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) is a key tracer for understanding the fresh water cycle in the ocean. Although the amount of salt in the ocean is relatively constant on time scales of years to decades, sea surface salinity (SSS) varies because of freshwater input and output. [Source: NASA Aquarius Mission]
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Salinity Matters: Water Cycle Concept Map
Salinity Matters II
Salinity Matters (final)