Geography Oceanography, and Weather

Oceanography and Weather

How much water evaporates from the world’s oceans?

Incredibly, over 1.32 × 1017 gallons (500,000 cubic kilometers) of water evaporate from the oceans each year. Fortunately, that water is replenished by 1.19 × 1017 gallons (450,000 cubic kilometers) of rain and snowfall, as well as waters draining into the oceans and seas from rivers and streams.


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