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Lecture 1

EES 1080 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Osmosis, Euryhaline, Countershading

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Earth & Environmental Sciences
Course Code
EES 1080

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Marine and COastal Systems and Resources
The World’s Oceans:
Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and SOuthern
97% of Earth’s surface is ocean
Chemical Composition of Seawater:
3.5% of seawater is composed of chemicals
Chloride 1.9%
Sodium 1.1%
Magnesium 0.1%
Calcium 0.04%
Bicarbonate 0.01%
Ocean Currents:
Ocean Surface Currents- are driven by wind, heating, cooling, density gradients, and the Coriolis
Greatly affects a region's climate
Density Gradients- Layers in the Ocean with varying amounts of densities
-Surface ZOne = 2%
-Pycnolcine = 18%
-Deep Zone = 80% of ocean water
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