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Importance of Salinity
Source: NASA Aquarius
[24-Feb-10] Dr. Susan Lozier (Professor of Ocean Sciences, Duke University): "The salt in the ocean affects its density, just like the temperature affects its density. And the density, meaning the amount of mass per volume, is going to then impact how the ocean circulates, it's going to impact where the water goes as it circulates throughout the globe."
Susan Lozier
Dr. Susan Lozier, Physical Oceanographer and the Ronie-Richelle Garcia-Johnson Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University. Download this movie.