Different Types of Water
By: Shannon Spirit
- has more salinity than fresh water, but not as much as seawater
- may result from mixing fresh water and seawater
- word comes from the Middle Dutch root "brak," meaning "salten" or "salty"
- certain human activities can produce brackish water
- contains between 0.5 and 30 grams of salt per liter
- Water containing less than 1000 milligrams per liter of dissolved solids, most often salt.
- 3% of the world's water is fresh water
- permanent ice is the largest fresh water storage on earth
- fresh water can be found underground as groundwater
- On average, seawater in the world's oceans has a salinity of about 3.5%
- denser than fresh water
- makes up 97% of all the earth's water
- much of the world's magnesium comes from salt water