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salinity

the degree of saltiness, which is high in, for example, enclosed seas, and low in estuaries where the normal salinity of the sea may be diluted by fresh river water. It is defined as the total amount of dissolved solids in water in parts per thousand by weight, and in seawater is approximately 35 g per kg of liquid.
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The purpose of this study was to develop a methodology that characterizes the landscape-scale distribution of Geukensia demissa, specifically using elevation and salinity, with the goal of creating a tool that can be used to predict the distribution of G.
The Paradox Valley Salinity Control Facility injects highly pressurized, concentrated salt water (brine) into a 16,000-foot-deep well, preventing the brine from entering the Dolores River.
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Salinity in soil or in water is a key factor that limits the growth, development and yield of field crops (Zhang and Shi, 2013; Wu et al., 2015).
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Tube wells were installed for salinity control and agriculture purpose, but SCARP has failed to maintain them.
This study aimed to assess the extent to which the interaction between salinity and temperature affects germination success in three saltbush species that occur in south-eastern Australia.