Although temperatures vary across both oceans, the Atlantic ocean is warmer on average, sometimes by as much as 16 degrees Fahrenheit at a given latitude. This is due to a number of factors, such as it being shallower, smaller and narrower than the Pacific ocean.Continue Reading
The Pacific ocean covers 35 percent of the Earth's surface, and the Atlantic covers only 21 percent. The Pacific ocean is the largest ocean and is almost as large as half of the other oceans combined. It also has the deepest average depth and the point of the lowest elevation on Earth.
The Atlantic ocean receives more fresh water through run-offs than any other ocean. The Amazon, Mississippi, Saint Lawrence and Congo all empty into it.Learn more about Bodies of Water
The four oceans of the world are the Atlantic, the Arctic, the Indian and the Pacific. In 2000, the International Hydrographic Organization named a fifth ocean, calling it the Southern Ocean.Full Answer >
The five named oceans of the world are the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Southern Oceans. In reality, Earth is covered by one global ocean.Full Answer >
There are only five named oceans: the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and Southern Oceans. By some accounts, the Seven Seas include both South and North Pacific and Atlantic bodies of water, accounting for the two additional seas.Full Answer >
The global ocean system has five main divisions: the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian, the Arctic and the Southern oceans. Each area is loosely defined by the dimensions of its basins and the continental landmasses that surround them. In places where no clear delimitation exists, the boundaries between oceans is arbitrary.Full Answer >