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Includes several fold-out data tables.

Subject: Chemistry / Geology

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'On the composition of sea-water in the different parts of the ocean'.

Communicated by Sir Edward Sabine. Received by the Royal Society on 28 July 1864. Read 17 November 1864.

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Georg Johan Forchhammer

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Georg Johan Forchhammer, Paper, 'On the composition of seawater in the different parts of the ocean' by Georg Forchhammer, 1864, PT/72/3, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 27 May 2024

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