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  Pacific Ocean - MSN Encarta
The Pacific Ocean (from the Latin name Mare Pacificum, "peaceful sea", bestowed upon it by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan) is the largest of the Earth 's oceanic...
The Pacific Ocean is bounded on the east by the North and South American continents; on the north by the Bering Strait; on the west by Asia, the Malay Archipelago, and Australia; and on the south by the Southern Ocean.
In the southeast it is arbitrarily divided from the Atlantic Ocean by the Drake Passage along 68° west longitude; in the southwest, its separation from the Indian Ocean is not officially designated.
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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Pacific Ocean
The largest landmass in the Pacific Ocean is the continent of Australia, which is approximately equal in size to the 48 contiguous U.S. states.
Almost all of the smaller islands of the Pacific lie between 30 deg north and 30 deg south latitude, extending from Southeast Asia to Easter Island; the rest of the Pacific Basin is almost devoid of land.
In the southwestern corner of the Pacific lie the islands of Melanesia, dominated by New Guinea.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/pa/Pacific_Ocean   (1885 words)

  
 Pacific Ocean - Encyclopedia of Earth
To the north, the Pacific Ocean is connected to the Atlantic via the Bering Strait at the Arctic Ocean.
The Pacific Ocean joins the Indian Ocean via the Strait of Malacca, and is separated from it by the chain of islands that extends from Sumatra to Australia.
The Pacific Ocean extends from the Arctic to the Antarctic.
www.eoearth.org /article/Pacific_Ocean   (3263 words)

  
 Pacific Ocean information - Search.com
As the Pacific straddles the ± 180° longitude where East becomes West, the Asian side of the ocean (where latitudes are E) is correctly referred to as East Pacific and the opposite side (eastwards) where latitudes are W is the West Pacific.
The surface circulation of Pacific waters is generally clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere (the North Pacific Gyre) and counter-clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
The ocean was sighted by Europeans early in the 16th century, first by Vasco Núñez de Balboa (1513) and then by Ferdinand Magellan, who crossed the Pacific during his circumnavigation (1519-1522).
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  Pacific Ocean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As the Pacific straddles the ± 180° longitude where East becomes West, the Asian side of the ocean (where latitudes are E) is correctly referred to as East Pacific and the opposite side (eastwards) where latitudes are W is the West Pacific.
The surface circulation of Pacific waters is generally clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere (the North Pacific Gyre) and counter-clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
The ocean was sighted by Europeans early in the 16th century, first by Vasco Núñez de Balboa (1513) and then by Ferdinand Magellan, who crossed the Pacific during his circumnavigation (1519-1522).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pacific_Ocean   (1852 words)

  
 Pacific Ocean
Along the Pacific Ocean's irregular margins lie many seas, the largest of which are the Celebes Sea[?], Coral Sea[?], East China Sea, Sea of Japan, Sulu Sea, and Yellow Sea.
The largest landmass in the Pacific Ocean is the continent of Australia, which is approximately equal in size to the 48 contiguous U.S. states.
The ocean was sighted by Europeans early in the 16th century, first by Vasco Nunez de Balboa (1513) and then by Ferdinand Magellan, who crossed the Pacific during his circumnavigation (1519-22).
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/pa/Pacific.html   (1860 words)

  
 Pacific Ocean. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
It is connected with the Arctic Ocean by the Bering Strait; with the Atlantic Ocean by the Drake Passage, Straits of Magellan, and the Panama Canal; and with the Indian Ocean by passages in the Malay Archipelago and between Australia and Antarctica.
The principal arms of the Pacific Ocean are (in the north) the Bering Sea; (in the east) the Gulf of California; (in the south) Ross Sea; and (in the west) the Sea of Okhotsk, the Sea of Japan, and the Yellow, East China, South China, Philippine, Coral, and Tasman seas.
The approximately 20,000 islands in the Pacific Ocean are concentrated in the south and west.
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 Pacific Ocean - Simple English Wikipedia
The Pacific Ocean is the body of all the salt water between Asia and Australasia in the west, the Americas in the east, the Southern Ocean to the south, and the Arctic Ocean to the north.
It is the largest named ocean and it covers half the surface of the entire world.
Many of the Earth's volcanos are either islands in the Pacific, or are on continents within a few hundred kilometres of the ocean's edge.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pacific_Ocean   (242 words)

  
 Pacific Ocean
It is commonly divided at the Equator into the North Pacific and the South Pacific.
The tallest mountain in the world is found in the Pacific Ocean: Mauna Kea of the Hawaiian Islands.
From the base of the volcano on the ocean floor it is 33,476 feet.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/information/oceans/pacific.html   (403 words)

  
 Pacific Ocean
The driving forces for ocean currents are the earth's rotation, wind friction at the surface of the water, and variations in seawater density due to differences in temperature and salinity.
The South Pacific is dominated by the counterclockwise-moving South Central Gyre, which encompasses the South Equatorial Current flowing east and south, the South Pacific Current flowing west, and the Mentor Current flowing north, parallel to South America.
The outstanding wind systems of the Pacific Ocean are the twin belts of westerlies, which blow from west to east between 30° and 60° latitude, one in the northern hemisphere and one in the southern hemisphere.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/GeogHist/histories/history/hiscountries/P/pacificocean.html   (1283 words)

  
 Pacific Ocean   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Pacific Ocean borders Asia and Oceania to the west, North and South America to the east, and Antarctica to the south.
Some of the major marginal seas of the Pacific are the Bering Sea, the Sea of Okhotsk, the Sea of Japan, the East China Sea, the South China Sea, the Coral Sea, the Tasman Sea, the Ross Sea, and the Gulf of California.
The Pacific was given its name because of the tranquillity of its waters, although it is occasionally swept by typhoons, and a number of strong currents circulate beneath the surface.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /nature_gallery/pacificocean.html   (740 words)

  
 Learn more about Pacific Ocean in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Along the Pacific Ocean's irregular margins lie many seas, the largest of which are the Celebes Sea, Coral Sea, East China Sea, Sea of Japan, Sulu Sea, Tasman Sea and Yellow Sea.
The largest landmass in the Pacific Ocean is the continent of Australia, which is approximately equal in size to the 48 contiguous U.S. states.
The ocean was sighted by Europeans early in the 16th century, first by Vasco Nunez de Balboa (1513) and then by Ferdinand Magellan, who crossed the Pacific during his circumnavigation (1519-22).
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /p/pa/pacific_ocean.html   (2060 words)

  
 Pacific Ocean Areas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pacific Ocean Areas was a major Allied military command during World War II.
It was one of four major commands during the Pacific War, and one of two United States commands in the Pacific theatre of operations.
The Joint Chiefs further divided the Pacific Ocean Areas into the North, Central, and South Pacific Areas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pacific_Ocean_Areas   (533 words)

  
 Pacific Ocean
It is the largest of the world’s oceans, followed by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Arctic Ocean.
Within the Pacific area, five distinctive climate regions exist: the mid-latitude westerlies, the trades, the monsoon region, the typhoon region, and the doldrums.
The western part of the Pacific Ocean floor consists of mountain arcs that rise above the sea as island groups, such as the Solomon Islands and New Zealand, and deep trenches, such as the Mariana Trench, the Philippine Trench, and the Tonga Trench.
www.ocean.udel.edu /extreme2002/Mission/divelocation/pacific.html   (1249 words)

  
 Regions Pacific Ocean Hotelus.com
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The bellevue hotel in seattle's eastside was rated the #1 hotel in seattle and the #1 hotel in the pacific northwest by zagat su.
www.hotelus.com /regions/pacific_ocean   (452 words)

  
 Pacific Ocean: Physical Geography — FactMonster.com
It is connected with the Arctic Ocean by the Bering Strait; with the Atlantic Ocean by the Drake Passage, Straits of Magellan, and the Panama Canal; and with the Indian Ocean by passages in the Malay Archipelago and between Australia and Antarctica.
The principal arms of the Pacific Ocean are (in the north) the Bering Sea; (in the east) the Gulf of California; (in the south) Ross Sea; and (in the west) the Sea of Okhotsk, the Sea of Japan, and the Yellow, East China, South China, Philippine, Coral, and Tasman seas.
The approximately 20,000 islands in the Pacific Ocean are concentrated in the south and west.
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 World InfoZone - Pacific Information
The Pacific is almost triangular in shape, narrow in the Arctic north and broad in the Arctic south.
The Pacific's thousands of small islands are of two types: many are high and volcanic and others are low and formed on the top of submerged volcanoes.
The Pacific Ocean is the home of many creatures such as the brightly coloured fish living in coral areas, squids, sharks, and crustaceans, molluscs and mammals.
www.worldinfozone.com /oceans.php?country=Pacific   (910 words)

  
 Pacific Ocean - Sailwiki
The south Pacific is also divided, with the western portion often called Australasia, the regions of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Fiji grouped into Oceania, and the eastern edge being the coast of South America.
The surface circulation of Pacific waters is generally clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and anti-clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
Almost all of the smaller islands of the Pacific lie between 30 deg north and 30 deg south latitude, extending from South-east Asia to Easter Island; the rest of the Pacific Basin is almost entirely submerged.
wiki.saewyc.net /index.php/Pacific_Ocean   (3558 words)

  
 Greenpeace - Oceans: Pacific Ocean - Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The future of the Pacific Ocean, and of everyone who depends on it, is at the mercy of these unscrupulous fishers and a growing global appetite for tuna.
Pacific people have fished the ocean for thousands of years, sustainably managing traditional fishing grounds.
The ocean is their livelihood and food supply and we must act now to prevent their fishery collapsing and ensure future generations can continue to live from the ocean.
www.greenpeace.org.au /oceans/pacific_ocean   (513 words)

  
 The Earth's Oceans   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Pacific Ocean is between Asia on the west and North and South America on the east.
The Pacific Ocean connects to the Indian Ocean to the west, to the Antarctic Ocean to the south, and to the Arctic Ocean to the north.
The Indian Ocean connects to the Antarctic Ocean to the south, and to the Pacific Ocean to the east.
www.reefnews.com /reefnews/infopage/oceans/ocean.html   (355 words)

  
 The Pacific Ocean Network
We are looking at the entertainment radio stations that were established in the Pacific areas towards the end of the Pacific War, and on this occasion we examine the stations that were clustered together under the concept of the "Pacific Ocean Network".
The Pacific Ocean was named by the Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan, in the year 1520 during his fateful attempt to become the first Europeans to sail completely around the world.
Most of the dozen AFRS stations in the "Pacific Ocean Network" left the air soon after the end of the Pacific War, though at least one is still on the air to this day.
radiodx.com /spdxr/Pacific_Ocean_Network.htm   (529 words)

  
 CIA - The World Factbook -- Pacific Ocean   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the world's five oceans (followed by the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, and Arctic Ocean).
The decision by the International Hydrographic Organization in the spring of 2000 to delimit a fifth ocean, the Southern Ocean, removed the portion of the Pacific Ocean south of 60 degrees south.
The Pacific Ocean is a major contributor to the world economy and particularly to those nations its waters directly touch.
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/zn.html   (417 words)

  
 Pacific Ocean at AllExperts
The Pacific Ocean is currently shrinking due to plate tectonics, while the Atlantic Ocean is increasing in size.
Along the Pacific Ocean's irregular western margins lie many seas, the largest of which are the Celebes Sea, Coral Sea, East China Sea, Philippine Sea, Sea of Japan, South China Sea, Sulu Sea, Tasman Sea, and Yellow Sea.
As the Pacific straddles the ± 180° longitude where East becomes West, the Asian side of the ocean (where longitudes are E) is correctly referred to as East Pacific and the opposite side (eastwards) where longitudes are W is the West Pacific.
en.allexperts.com /e/p/pa/pacific_ocean.htm   (1975 words)

  
 California Ocean and Coastal Environmental Access Network (OCEAN)
The California Ocean and Coastal Environmental Access Network (Cal OCEAN) is a web-based virtual library for the discovery of and access to ocean and coastal data and information from a wide variety of sources and in a range of types and formats.
The goal of Cal OCEAN is to provide the information and tools to support ocean and coastal resource management, planning, research and education via the Internet.
Cal OCEAN is a component of CERES and a project of the California Resources Agency's Ocean Resources Management Program.
ceres.ca.gov /ocean   (173 words)

  
 AOML: Ocean and Climate
Since the Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean on the Earth, its climate phenomena largely affect weather around the world.
The western Pacific anomaly patterns are important for the evolution of ENSO since equatorial easterly (westerly) wind anomalies in the western Pacific produce ocean responses that proceed eastward to terminate (initialize) El Niño (Figure 9).
We investigated the impact of tropical Pacific decadal/interdecadal variability on ENSO variability and the interactions between the tropical and extratropical Pacific Oceans.
www.aoml.noaa.gov /themes/themes/OceanClimate/oc_pacific_studies.html   (1157 words)

  
 Pacific Islands Oceania Map
Tahiti, Fiji Island Map of the Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Map of the Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
The Vanuatu territory is a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, Oceania.
www.maps-continents.com /globe-oceania.htm   (2214 words)

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