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Keywords:SEA, OCEAN, ISLAND, EXPEDITION, SPANISH, Pacific Ocean, SOUTH, SOUTHERN,CENTURY, AMERICADigest:...Ocean between Asia and Australia in the west, the Americas in the east andAntarctica or the Southern Ocean in the south.......It extends from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Southern Ocean (or,depending on definition, to Antarctica) in the south and is bounded by thecontinents of Asia and Australia in the west and the Americas in the east.......At 165,250,000 square kilometers (63,800,000 square miles) in area (asdefined with an Antarctic southern border), this largest division of the WorldOcean—and, in turn, the hydrosphere—covers about 46% of Earth's water surfaceand about 32% of its total surface area, making it larger than all of Earth'sland area combined.[1] The centers of both the Water Hemisphere and the WesternHemisphere are in the Pacific Ocean.......Ocean circulation ( caused by the Coriolis effect ) subdivides it into twolargely independent volumes of water, which meet at the equator: the North(ern)Pacific Ocean and South(ern) Pacific Ocean.......The Galápagos and Gilbert Islands, while straddling the equator, are deemedwholly within the South Pacific.[2]......Its mean depth is 4,000 meters (13,000 feet).[3]Challenger Deep in theMariana Trench, located in the western north Pacific, is the deepest point inthe world, reaching a depth of 10,928 meters (35,853 feet).[4] The Pacific alsocontains the deepest point in the Southern Hemisphere, the Horizon Deep in theTonga Trench, at 10,823 meters (35,509 feet).[5] The third deepest point onEarth, the Sirena Deep, is also located in the Mariana Trench.......The western Pacific has many major marginal seas, including the South ChinaSea, the East China Sea, the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk, the PhilippineSea, the Coral Sea, and the Tasman Sea....

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Term
Winter
Professor
John SImpson
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Pacific Ocean

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