|Range||Body of water between Europe, Asia, and North America, mostly north of the Arctic Circle|
|Area||14.056 million sq km|
|Coordinates||90 00 N, 0 00 E|
|Map References||Arctic Region|
|Elevation Extremes||Lowest point: Fram Basin -4,665 m|
Highest point: sea level 0 m
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The Arctic Ocean is the world’s smallest ocean and has an area of around 5,427,000. It extends between Asia, Europe, and North America. Most of the waters of Arctic Ocean exist north of the Arctic Circle.
Throughout the year the Arctic Ocean is covered by a polar icepack that is around ten feet and three meters thick. Whenever the Earth’s climate changes the ice packs tend to melt.
It is the shallowest of all Global Oceans.
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