Could an ocean exist with an atmosphere of 10% that of Earth?
The boiling point of that pressure is 115 degrees F. Let’s say 20 million square km with an average depth of 8,000 feet and a 8% salt content. The temperature range through the year is 140 degrees to -20 degrees. One day is 30 hours.
One year is 250 days.
- 4 weeks agoFavorite Answer
So... on average, the ocean would evaporate, increasing the pressure of that atmosphere until it was saturated; it would rain or mist just as much as it would boil or evaporate. Provided there was enough water *in* the ocean, yes - it could exist, until the water molecules were removed through solar wind.
- AthenaLv 74 weeks ago
For starters, you cold have an earth with an average temperature lower than 115 degrees.
- Ronald 7Lv 74 weeks ago
It would Evaporate
- RachaelLv 44 weeks ago
The lowest temperature is -20 Fahrenheit and the highest is 140 degrees Fahrenheit. I suspect lots of evaporation with the higher temperatures and rain in the temperatures with milder temperatures and the water freezing in the lower temperatures. Yes I likely will remain liquid under these conditions. I think it would resemble a fog all the time because of the evaporation and perception happening more frequently than Earth.