Without water, there would be no oceans, no lakes, no rivers, no rain, no snow, no hail, no clouds, no polar ice caps, no Jolt cola, nothing to drink whatsoever, and probably no you, no me, no nothing! Water is everywhere; it defines our planet; it is intricately involved in just about every process on this planet in one way or another. Water rules! In this section, we venture into the realm of chemical oceanography, the study of seawater and its dissolved constituents. As with all subdisciplines of oceanography, physical, geological, and biological processes play a big part.
|Chemical Oceanography||Properties of water|
|Chemical Oceanography||The hydrologic cycle|
|Chemical Oceanography||Why the sea is salt|