Atlantic Ocean

Atlantic Ocean, Ocean between Europe, Africa and the Americas.

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The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceans, with an area of about 106,460,000 km2 (41,100,000 sq mi). It covers approximately 20 percent of Earth's surface and about 29 percent of its water surface area. It is known to separate the "Old World" from the "New World" in the European perception of the World. The Atlantic Ocean occupies an elongated, S-shaped basin extending longitudinally between Europe and Africa to the east, and the Americas to the west. As one component of the interconnected World Ocean, it is connected in the north to the Arctic Ocean, to the Pacific Ocean in the southwest, the Indian Ocean in the southeast, and the Southern Ocean in the south (other definitions describe the Atlantic as extending southward to Antarctica).

List of islands in the Atlantic Ocean
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List of islands in the Atlantic Ocean ... is a list of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the largest of which is Greenland. Note that the IHO definition of the ocean excludes the seas, gulfs, bays...

Mid-Atlantic Ridge
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Mid-Atlantic Ridge ... The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is a mid-ocean ridge (a divergent or constructive plate boundary) located along the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, and part of the...

List of shipwrecks in the Atlantic Ocean
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List of shipwrecks in the Atlantic Ocean ... which occurred in the Atlantic Ocean. The list includes ships that sank, foundered, grounded, or were otherwise lost. The Atlantic Ocean is here defined in...

Atlantic Ocean Road
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Atlantic Ocean Road ... The Atlantic Ocean Road or the Atlantic Road (Norwegian: Atlanterhavsvegen / Atlanterhavsveien) is an 8.3-kilometer (5.2 mi) long section of County Road...

Tropical cyclone naming
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Tropical cyclone naming ... Southern Pacific basins, as well as the Australian region, Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean. Before the formal start of naming, tropical cyclones were...

Ocean
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Ocean ... into which the great ocean is divided". A common definition lists five oceans, in descending order by area, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern (Antarctic)...

Ocean current
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Ocean current ... A cold water ocean current that forms as a branch of the East Greenland Current Labrador Current – A cold current in the Atlantic ocean along the coasts...

Thermohaline circulation
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Thermohaline circulation ... polewards from the equatorial Atlantic Ocean, cooling en route, and eventually sinking at high latitudes (forming North Atlantic Deep Water). This dense water...

Atlantic slave trade
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Atlantic slave trade ... equipped to deal with the tidal currents, and could begin traversing the Atlantic Ocean; the Portuguese set up a Navigator's School (although there is much...

Borders of the oceans
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Borders of the oceans ... the five oceans are the: Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern (Antarctic) Ocean, and Arctic Ocean. Smaller regions of the oceans are called...

List of crossings of the Atlantic Ocean
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List of countries and territories bordering the Atlantic Ocean
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Mid-ocean ridge
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Atlantic hurricane
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Arctic Ocean
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Ocean City, Maryland
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Atlantic blue marlin
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Iapetus Ocean
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Ocean Ranger
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