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Average sea-surface salinity and global circulation
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- Title Average sea-surface salinity and global circulation
- Released 03/09/2010 10:52 am
- Copyright ESA
Average distribution of sea-surface salinity. Areas of red indicate regions of high salinity and areas of green indicate low salinity. The map is overlaid with a simplified global ocean circulation pattern called the 'thermohaline circulation'. Temperature (thermal) and salinity (haline) variations are key variables affecting ocean circulation.