Sea Water: Saturation with Apatites and Carbonates Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Pacific Ocean water, on the average, appears to be slightly supersaturated at all temperatures with hydroxyapatite and carbonate fluorapatite. Water above 14 degrees C is saturated with calcite, whereas water above 20 degrees C is saturated with aragonite.

publication date

  • October 30, 1964