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Ocean Water: Density
This site explains how temperature, pressure, and salinity work together to determine the density of ocean water. The three density layers of the ocean are described by means of text description and a graphic illustration.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Chemical oceanography
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-2843
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: US Navy Office of Naval Research