Dr. Stephen Riser explains what it means to have a salty ocean and why it matters if salinity varies from place to place. Download
Why Care About Ocean Salinity?
[02-Jun-2014] What does it mean to have a "salty" ocean and why does it matter if salinity varies from place to place? In this clip, Dr. Stephen Riser, a Professor of Physical Oceanography at the University of Washington, explains to viewers that ocean salinity is a mirror to the global water cycle. Salinity also plays a role in determining seawater density, which can determine where water travels throughout the oceans.