# Is Pascal's law applicable in a very large enclosed ocean?

Pascal's law states that pressure is transmitted undiminished in an enclosed static fluid. Is this law applicable, say, We apply it to a small scale so molecules push each other to transmit the pressure to the whole fluid say water so what about in a very large enclosed ocean could molecules push all the way? and what is the percentage of the lost pressure?

• Yes..any enclosed fluid. Oct 23, 2015 at 16:27
• For an ocean, it's going to be hard to reach the limit of a "static fluid". Oct 23, 2015 at 16:56
• @BowlOfRed What's the limit of static fluid? Oct 23, 2015 at 17:36
• It means that the law is only valid when the fluid is stationary. The closer you get to it, the less the deviation from the ideal. A large body like an ocean will have currents and waves. These will cause significant pressure deviations from what you might expect if you assumed a static fluid. Oct 23, 2015 at 17:39
• @BowlOfRed I'm just assuming that we have an imaginary situation of an enclosed ocean so no waves are there and it's static like a very huge hydraulic press Oct 23, 2015 at 17:42