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asked in category: General Last Updated: 10th April, 2020

How would an increase in evaporation affect the density of ocean water?

When the rate of evaporation is greater than the precipitation, then surface ocean salinity increases. Cooling and evaporation diminish stability by increasing surface density. Pressure Effects. As pressure increases, so does water density.

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Also question is, what factors affect the density of ocean water?

There are two main factors that make ocean water more or less dense than about 1027 kg/m3: the temperature of the water and the salinity of the water. Ocean water gets more dense as temperature goes down. So, the colder the water, the more dense it is. Increasing salinity also increases the density of sea water.

Subsequently, question is, what happens to the density of water as its salinity increases? Salinity Affects Density When salt is dissolved in fresh water, the density of the water increases because the mass of the water increases. When comparing two samples of water with the same volume, the water sample with higher salinity will have greater mass, and it will therefore be more dense.

Also, how does evaporation affect density?

Density does affect the rate of evaporation. Liquids with a higher density have a lower rate of evaporation. Hence the rate of evaporation is slow for denser materials as compared to less dense materials. Apart from density, other features such as the molar mass also impact the rate of evaporation.

What happens to density of water as temperature increases?

Density increase as the temperature decreases. Below 4 deg C, however, the density decreases again. This is the reason why liquid water is more dense than solid water. The bonds in water break more slowly as temperature decreases and the structure tend to trap fewer extra water molecules.

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