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- n. The process of becoming saline, or an instance of this.
The deserts and dry regions, because of erosion, loss of organic material, salinification and other factors, are growing at a rate of millions of hectares each year or the equivalent of Cuba's entire farming area.
We demonstrate here, for the first time, that the adjacent ocean [to the WAP] showed profound coincident changes, with surface summer temperatures rising more than 1°C and a strong upper-layer salinification.
The increased leakage has contributed to the observed salinification