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Subtropical waters are typically more saline than equatorial waters because of

Eric Morgan

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Jeffrey Rodriguez on December 13, 2018

Subtropical waters are typically more saline equatorial waters due to the higher temperatures and much lower precipitation.The precipitation manages to lower the salinity in the surface water, even create "pools" of fresh water in the middle of the saline water. In the equatorial region there is rain almost every day, so the salinity is lower, while that in the subtropical regions there is rainy season and it is in much smaller amount, the temperature is higher which causes the water to evaporate more salt and to be more concentrated, therefore the higher degree of salinity.

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