Geography Oceanography, and Weather

Oceanography and Weather

Do oceans get more rain than land?

The oceans receive just over their share, percentage-wise, of the world’s precipitation, about 70 percent. The remaining 30 percent of precipitation falls on the continents. Some areas of the world receive far more precipitation than others. Some parts of equatorial South America, Africa, Southeast Asia, and nearby islands receive over 200 inches (500 centimeters) of rain a year, while some desert areas receive only a fraction of an inch of rain per year.


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