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2014-07-01 10:00:13

Earth-Kind® roses are favorites with gardeners and landscapers.

Tolerance Lessons From A Dead Sea Fungus
2014-05-12 03:53:13

Despite its name, the Dead Sea does support life, and not just in the sense of helping visitors float in its waters. Algae, bacteria, and fungi make up the limited number of species that can tolerate the extremely salty environment at the lowest point on Earth.

ESA’s SMOS And NASA’s Aquarius Missions Monitoring Ocean Salinity
2013-04-22 14:21:15

The saltiness of the oceans is being closely monitored from space by both ESA’s SMOS and NASA’s Aquarius missions, but in slightly different ways. By joining forces, researchers are exploiting these complementary missions to benefit climate science even further.

Salt Levels In Draa Basin Groundwater A Detriment To Farming
2013-04-08 19:37:12

Arid but habitable regions around the world depend on limited water resources for drinking and crop irrigation.

Salinity Levels In Atlantic Ocean Are Off The Chart, According To NASA Instrument
2013-02-28 12:35:28

The salinity level of the world’s rivers, lakes and oceans has been a growing topic in response to global climate change. As NASA’s Aquarius instrument has shown previously, seasonal salinity has been on the rise in oceans all around the world.

A Better Look At Salinity From SMOS
2012-10-01 08:26:12

Earth observation measurements shouldn’t be taken with a pinch of salt. ESA is comparing readings of sea-surface salinity from drifting floats to confirm the SMOS water mission’s measurements.

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2012-09-05 19:43:38

A new expedition is set to get a better picture of how salt content fluctuates in the ocean's upper layers, and how it shifts rainfall patterns.

As Ground Radars Switch Off, SMOS Satellite Measurements Improve
2012-07-04 15:13:20

Over a dozen radio signals that have hindered data collection on ESA’s SMOS water mission have been switched off.

NASA's Aquarius Yields Global Map Of Ocean Salinity
2011-09-23 04:39:30

NASA's new Aquarius instrument has produced its first global map of the salinity of the ocean surface, providing an early glimpse of the mission's anticipated discoveries.


Latest Salinity Reference Libraries

Soil Salinity
2013-04-01 11:15:13

Soil salinity is the salt content within the soil; the process of increasing the content of salt is known as salination. Salt is a natural element of water and soils. Salination can be a result of natural processes such as the gradual withdrawal of an ocean or mineral weathering. It can be caused by artificial processes such as irrigation as well. Soils that are affected by salt are a result of excess accumulation of salts, normally most obvious at the surface of the soil. Salts can be...

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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.