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Salinity vs. Siltation — What's the Difference?

Salinity vs. Siltation — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Salinity and Siltation

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Salinity

Salinity () is the saltiness or amount of salt dissolved in a body of water, called saline water (see also soil salinity). It is usually measured in g/L or g/kg (grams of salt per liter/kilogram of water; the latter is dimensionless and equal to ‰).

Siltation

Siltation, is water pollution caused by particulate terrestrial clastic material, with a particle size dominated by silt or clay. It refers both to the increased concentration of suspended sediments and to the increased accumulation (temporary or permanent) of fine sediments on bottoms where they are undesirable.

Salinity

Of, relating to, or containing salt; salty.

Siltation

A sedimentary material consisting of very fine particles intermediate in size between sand and clay.

Salinity

Of or relating to chemical salts.
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Siltation

To become filled with silt
An old channel that silted up.

Salinity

A salt of magnesium or of the alkalis, used in medicine as a cathartic.

Siltation

To fill, cover, or obstruct with silt
River sediments gradually silted the harbor.

Salinity

A saline solution, especially one that is isotonic with blood and is used in medicine and surgery.

Siltation

The (typically undesirable) increase in concentration and or of deposition of water-borne silt in a body of water.

Salinity

The quality of being saline.

Salinity

(chemistry) The concentration of salt in a solution.

Salinity

Salineness.

Salinity

The taste experience when salt is taken into the mouth

Salinity

The relative proportion of salt in a solution

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