Salinity

Science / Marine Biology / Salinity: Number of kg of dissolved salts in one kg g of seawater, measured in parts per thousand. Actually this definition stands alongside another definition based upon water standards whose electrical conductivities are measured. See PPT and PSU.

Practical Salinity Units (PSU)

Science / Marine Biology / Practical Salinity Units (PSU): A measure of the salt content of seawater (practical salinity), based upon electrical conductivity of a sample relative to a reference standard of sea water, which now happens to be a reference set of MORE

Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act

Business / Agriculture / Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act: P.L. 93-320 (June 24, 1974), and the laws authorizing three other conservation cost-sharing programs, were repealed in the FAIR Act of 1996 and replaced by a new cost-sharing program, the Environmenta MORE

Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Program

Business / Agriculture / Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Program: This program was authorized in the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act and was repealed and replaced by the Environmental Quality Incentives Program in the FAIR Act of 1996. Administered by the MORE

Critical Salinity

Science / Marine Biology / Critical Salinity: A salinity of approximately 5 to 8% that marks a minimum of species richness in an estuarine system MORE

Practical Salinity

Science / Marine Biology / Practical Salinity: See PSU MORE

Salinity (S)

Science / Tides and Currents / Salinity (S): The total amount of solid material in grams contained in 1 kilogram of sea water when all the carbonate has been converted to oxide, the bromine and iodine replaced by chlorine, and all organic matter MORE

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