the quality or condition of being salty; saltiness: Ocean currents are driven by differences in the temperature and salinity of the water.
a measurement of the amount of salt in a given solution:Adding fresh water to a marsh lowers salinity.
- hy·per·sa·lin·i·ty, noun
- non·sa·lin·i·ty, noun
- sub·sa·lin·i·ty, noun
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How to use salinity in a sentence
Coined “Weganool,” the plant’s fibers can be extracted without chemicals and it can be grown in soil with high salinity and little water — plus the liquid leftovers can be made into insect repellent.
Archaea often live in extreme environments, like hot springs and volcanic vents on the seafloor, characterized by high temperatures, high pressures, high salinity, high acidity or other threats.DNA’s Histone Spools Hint at How Complex Cells Evolved | Viviane Callier | May 10, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
Scientists knew that acoustic transmissions depend on water density, which, in the ocean, depends on temperature and salinity.A new book explores how military funding shaped the science of oceanography | Alka Tripathy-Lang | April 16, 2021 | Science News
Gliding about 50 meters above the seafloor, the AUV collected the first direct measurements of temperature, salinity and oxygen levels in the water.A trek under Thwaites Glacier’s ice shelf reveals specific risks of warm water | Carolyn Gramling | April 9, 2021 | Science News
The subtropical convergence is an area of the ocean where temperature and salinity can change rapidly, and this can aggregate whale prey.The secret to helping this resilient whale species lies in its genes | By Emma Carroll/The Conversation | November 2, 2020 | Popular-Science
They exist in both fresh and salt water, and some species seem capable of thriving in brackish water of any degree of salinity.The Sea Shore | William S. Furneaux
Below the surface water is a zone in which temperature decreases and density and salinity increase with depth.Atoms, Nature, and Man | Neal O. Hines
Knowledge of temperature, density, and salinity is important to understanding what happens to radionuclides in the ocean.Atoms, Nature, and Man | Neal O. Hines
Its salinity is comparable to that of the eastern basin of the Mediterranean, which is greater than that of the Black Sea, viz.
Moreover, when they freeze a certain amount of salt leaves the ice and thereby increases the salinity of the surrounding water.Climatic Changes | Ellsworth Huntington