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Linking Earth, Ocean, and Air at the AGU

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Science  15 Jan 1988:
Vol. 239, Issue 4837, pp. 259-260
DOI: 10.1126/science.239.4837.259


December's annual fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union presented another opportunity for specialists in everything from air pollution to the origin of Earth to immerse themselves in their narrow disciplines as well as cross into related areas. Overlap between disciplines can be peripheral but interesting, as in the examples below. The amount of salt in surface water can influence ocean circulation and thus climate, and water passing from the crust through sediments into the ocean can help control the concentration and composition of seawater salts.