Search
Descriptor in English: Oceans and Seas
Descriptor in Spanish: Océanos y Mares
Descriptor in Portuguese: Oceanos e Mares
Descriptor in French: Océans et mers
Entry term(s): Oceans
Seas
Seas and Oceans
Tree number(s): G01.311.625
G16.500.275.725.500.650
Z01.756
Scope note: A great expanse of continuous bodies of salt water which together cover more than 70 percent of the earth's surface. Seas may be partially or entirely enclosed by land, and are smaller than the five oceans (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Antarctic).
Annotation: for specific oceans or seas that are not a main heading, index only under OCEANS AND SEAS and not also under a geographic term
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
History Note: 87
See also the descriptors: Seawater MeSH
DeCS UI: 19273
Descriptor UI: D009792
Date Established: 1987/01/01
Date of Entry: 1986/04/02
Revision Date: 2015/06/22
Oceans and Seas - Preferred
Concept UI M0015204
Scope note A great expanse of continuous bodies of salt water which together cover more than 70 percent of the earth's surface. Seas may be partially or entirely enclosed by land, and are smaller than the five oceans (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Antarctic).
Preferred term Oceans and Seas
Entry term(s) Seas and Oceans
Oceans - Narrower
Concept UI M0015203
Preferred term Oceans
Seas - Narrower
Concept UI M0015205
Preferred term Seas



We want your feedback on the new DeCS / MeSH website

We invite you to complete a survey that will take no more than 3 minutes.


Go to survey