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Saline Water
This resource introduces students to the idea of saline water. Topics include how saline water is defined and how dissolved salt concentrations are expressed (parts per million). Parameters for the various ranges of salinity (fresh to highly saline, or seawater) are also presented, and there is a brief discussion of water quality considerations regarding saline water. Links to additional information are embedded in the text.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental science
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: USGS-ED-000-000-000-075
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Water Science for Schools'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Water Science for Schools
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/

Contact: Joseph J. Kerski
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Contact: Howard Perlman
United States Geological Survey (USGS)