• Atlantic Ocean - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Ocean The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceans, with an area of about 106,460,000 km 2 (41,100,000 sq mi). It covers approximately 20 percent of Earth's surface and about 29 percent of its water surface area. It separates the "Old World" from the "New World".The Atlantic Ocean occupies an elongated, S-shaped basin extending longitudinally between Europe and Africa to the east ...
  • Atlantic Ocean | Location, Facts, & Maps | Britannica

    www.britannica.com/place/Atlantic-Ocean There is less ambiguity about the southern boundaries of the Atlantic Ocean, although the name Southern Ocean has been given to the waters surrounding Antarctica. The most widely accepted limit between the South Atlantic and Indian oceans is a line that runs south from Cape Agulhas, at the southern tip of Africa, along the 20° E meridian to Antarctica.
  • The Atlantic Ocean—facts and information

    www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/oceans/reference/atlantic-ocean The Atlantic Ocean, seen here at sunrise in Delaware, acts like a giant conveyor belt, pushing warm and cold currents around the world. Photograph by David Griffin, Nat Geo Image Collection.
  • Atlantic Ocean - Islands | Britannica

    www.britannica.com/place/Atlantic-Ocean/Islands Atlantic Ocean - Atlantic Ocean - Islands: Among purely oceanic islands (i.e., those without any foundation of continental rock, usually formed as the result of volcanic action) are Iceland, the Azores, Ascension, St. Helena, Tristan da Cunha, Bouvet, and Gough, which all rise from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge; and the Canary, Madeira, and Cape Verde islands and Fernando de Noronha (near Cape São ...
  • Atlantic Ocean - New World Encyclopedia

    www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Atlantic_Ocean The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceanic divisions; with a total area of about 41.1 million square miles (106.4 million square kilometers), it covers approximately one-fifth of the Earth's surface. Its name, derived from Greek mythology, means the "Sea of Atlas."The oldest known mention of this name is by Herodotus in his The Histories of around 450 B.C.E.
  • Atlantic Ocean - Simple English Wikipedia, the free ...

    simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Ocean The Atlantic Ocean is the world's second largest ocean.It covers a total area of about 106,400,000 square kilometres (41,100,000 square miles). It covers about 20 percent of the Earth's surface. It is named after the god Atlas from Greek mythology.Its name means "Sea of Atlas."
  • Isaias (was PTC 9) – Atlantic Ocean – Hurricane And ...

    blogs.nasa.gov/hurricanes/2020/08/04/isaias-was-ptc-9-atlantic-ocean-6 Those were smaller areas of convection over the Atlantic Ocean. CloudSat is the first satellite to use an advanced cloud-profiling radar to “slice” through clouds to see their vertical structure, providing a completely new observational capability from space. The mission furnishes data that evaluate and improve the way clouds and ...
  • Oceans :: Atlantic Ocean — The World Factbook - Central ...

    www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/zh.html The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's five oceans (after the Pacific Ocean, but larger than the Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, and Arctic Ocean). The Kiel Canal (Germany), Oresund (Denmark-Sweden), Bosporus (Turkey), Strait of Gibraltar (Morocco-Spain), and the Saint Lawrence Seaway (Canada-US) are important strategic access ...
  • Atlantic Ocean Facts for Kids | Geography | Facts for Kids ...

    www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/atlantic-ocean-facts.html 4. Depth: How deep is the Atlantic Ocean?. The greatest depth is the Milwaukee Deep in Puerto Rico: 8,605 metres/28,232 ft. The average depth is about 3,339 metres/10,955 ft. The Mid-Adtlantic Ridge is an underwater (also called submarine) mountain range which extends roughly from Iceland in the north to South Georgia and South Sandwich Island south of Argentina.
  • Scientists Have Warned That A 400 Foot Tsunami Could Hit ...

    www.infowars.com/scientists-have-warned-that-a-400-foot-tsunami-could-hit... In 1998, a big Hollywood movie entitled “Deep Impact” imagined what would happen if a very large asteroid hit the Atlantic Ocean. It is hard to believe that it has been more than 20 years since it first came out, because I can still remember it very vividly. In one of the most memorable scenes in the film, a massive tsunami that is hundreds ...