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, s... More »

The warmest ocean in the world is the Indian Ocean. The Indian Ocean, which borders Africa, Asia and Australia on three sides, is located entirely in tropical zones, although it is subject to receiving colder waters from... More » Geography Bodies of Water

Deep ocean currents are caused by density differences in the water, which are typically due to variations in salinity and temperature. Deep ocean currents are those found below 1,312 feet (400 meters). They are also know... More »

The original four oceans are the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian and Arctic; however, the International Hydrographic Organization recognized the Southern Ocean as the fifth ocean on Earth in the spring of 2000. More » Geography Bodies of Water

The Atlantic coastal plain is on the East Coast of the United States, stretching from Florida all the way north to the Hudson river in New York. This coastal plain passes through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North C... More »

The Atlantic Ocean spans approximately 41,500,000 square miles and is the second largest ocean in the world. It covers roughly 20 percent of the Earth’s surface and is slightly more than half as large as the Pacific Ocea... More »

The traditional four major oceans are the Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic and Indian. In the year 2000, the International Hydrographic Organization determined and declared a fifth major ocean, the Southern Ocean, located near ... More »