How did oceans form?


How did oceans form?


Oceans are bodies of saline water that take about 70% of Earth's surface. They account for 97% of all water in the planet. Only 3% of the water in our planet is fresh water. The ocean has a great effect on the Earth's climate, since they transfer heat from the tropical zones to the poles thanks to the ocean currents. The ocean can reach depths of 11,000 meters.

Answer and Explanation:

There were several theories about the ocean's origin. Nowadays is mostly accepted that the water in our oceans comes from out planet instead of from...

See full answer below.

Become a member to unlock this answer! Create your account

View this answer

Learn more about this topic:

Theories About How Oceans Were Formed

from College Earth Science: Help and Review

Chapter 17 / Lesson 15

Related to this Question

Explore our homework questions and answers library