Sunday, August 22, 2010

How Many Gallons of Water Are There in the Oceans?

There are approximately 1.3 billion cubic kilometers of water in the oceans. 1 cubic kilometer of water contains 1 trillion liters of water. Therefore there are approximately 1,300,000,000,000,000,000,000 liters of water in the oceans, which is 1.3 sextillion liters.

To get to gallons, there are 3.78541178 liters in 1 gallon. Doing the math, that means there are 343,423,668,428,484,681,262 gallons of water in the oceans.

That's 343 quintillion gallons, or put another way, 343 billion BILLION gallons.

That's a lot of water.

Directly quoted from WikiAnswers