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salinity

suh li nuh tee

  • n  the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
  • n  the relative proportion of salt in a solution

  • Tackling salinity and loss of biodiversity are national burdens, says Acton, "and we should not have to carry the full economic cost.
  • His theory: fresh water, perhaps from melting glaciers, might have diluted the ocean's salinity, making it harder for cooling water to sink and return southward to pick up more heat.
  • Thomas Berger's panoramic novel owed its salinity to an immediate relative, Huckleberry Finn, from which it ransacked idiom and hyperbole by the chapterful.
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  • Salt Maps
    Salinity is an ecological factor of considerable importance, influencing the types of organisms that live in a body of water and perhaps the climate as well. Salinity influences the kinds of plants that will grow either in a water body, or on land fed by a water (or by a ground water. So salt is a vital ecological restraint. Contrary to common perception, salinity is hardly uniform in the world ...
    June 10, 2013 - Environmental News Network

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