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MARS 1010 The Arctic Ocean

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MARS 1010: The Arctic Ocean 12/11/2007 11:18:00 The artic ocean is the smallest ocean:  14 million km2 (about the size of china)  Accounts for 5% of the global oceans Key Features: It’s a coastal ocean o Over 1/3 of the Arrctic ocean is shallower than 200 m. o 25% of the worlds continental shelf is in the Arctic ocean  5 times more than the average! Pacific vs. Atlantic inputss o Influx of water from: The Pacific ocean at the Bering Strait The Atlantic ocean through the Norwegian Current Most of the deep water in the Arctic originates in the  deep atlantic o Outflow of water through: The Canadian arctic (shallow water) The Greenland current (shallow and deep) Rivers important: o The artic ocean receives over 10% of the global river discharge or  twice the global average.
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