Ocean chemistry

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  • Ocean Chemistry
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  • Scientific field of study pertaining to the composition and properties of seawater. Variables include concentrations of seawater's constituent materials. For variables pertaining to seawater salinity, see the Term Salinity/Density.  
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Abstract from DBPedia
    Ocean chemistry, also known as marine chemistry, is influenced by plate tectonics and seafloor spreading, turbidity currents, sediments, pH levels, atmospheric constituents, metamorphic activity, and ecology. The field of chemical oceanography studies the chemistry of marine environments including the influences of different variables. Marine life has adapted to the chemistries unique to earth's oceans, and marine ecosystems are sensitive to changes in ocean chemistry. The impact of human activity on the chemistry of the earth's oceans has increased over time, with pollution from industry and various land-use practices significantly affecting the oceans. Moreover, increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere have led to ocean acidification, which has negative effects on marine ecosystems. The international community has agreed that restoring the chemistry of the oceans is a priority, and efforts toward this goal are tracked as part of Sustainable Development Goal 14.

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Ocean_chemistry)

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