How can two seas not mix?
How can two seas not mix? How can two seas not mix? I think this is commonly known and the explanation everyone gives is "because they have different densities". See more on: https://lnkd.in/eJy-m_6
And an explanation thereon:
" 7. Halocline Salinity separation phenomena - Halocline is a zone where there are extreme vertical changes in the salinity in the ocean.
In lower latitudes the halocline can represent a decrease in salinity with increased depth; high altitudes it represents the opposite.
The halocline normally develops in regions where there is a great amount of freshwater input from rivers producing surface waters of low salinity, a zone where salinity increases rapidly with depth (the halocline), and a deeper zone of greater saline, dense waters. "
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PhysicsWritten by: Claudia Cenedese