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Asked by srprusty 15th February 2009, 8:01 PM
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Rivers add salts to the oceans in the following ways:

Rock Weathering - The weathering of minerals such as feldspars and clays produces sodium which dissolves in ground water that ends up in rivers.




Chloride Deposits - Mineral deposits containing chloride easily dissolve in run-off water.




Sea Spray - Salt laden sea spray is transported inland where surface run-off from rain washes it into rivers.

Answered by Expert 16th February 2009, 8:24 AM
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