Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Atlantic Ocean


Related Topics
Sea

  
  Atlantic Ocean. The World Factbook. 2003
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 Atlantic Ocean provides some of the world's most heavily trafficked sea routes, between and within the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.
Other economic activity includes the exploitation of natural resources, e.g., fishing, the dredging of aragonite sands (The Bahamas), and production of crude oil and natural gas (Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and North Sea).
www.bartleby.com /151/zh.html   (380 words)

  
  Atlantic Ocean - MSN Encarta
The Atlantic Ocean is essentially an S-shaped north-south channel, extending from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Antarctic continent in the south and situated between the eastern coast of the American continents and the western coasts of Europe and Africa.
The South Atlantic is arbitrarily separated from the Indian Ocean on the east by the 20° east meridian and from the Pacific on the west along the line of shallowest depth between Cape Horn and the Antarctic Peninsula.
In the eastern Atlantic, the Madeiras, Canaries, Cape Verde, and the São Tomé-Príncipe group are the peaks of submarine ridges.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761574942/Atlantic_Ocean.html   (0 words)

  
  Atlantic Ocean - LoveToKnow 1911
ATLANTIC OCEAN, a belt of water, roughly of an S-shape, between the western coasts of Europe and Africa and the eastern coasts of North and South America.
The chief facts already established are the greater saltness of the North Atlantic compared with the South Atlantic at all.depths, and the low salinity at all depths in the eastern equatorial region, off the Gulf of Guinea.
The Atlantic anticyclone is, therefore, at its weakest in winter, and on its polar side the polar eddy becomes a trough of low pressure, extending roughly from Labrador to Iceland and Jan Mayen, and traversed by a constant succession of cyclones.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Atlantic_Ocean   (3105 words)

  
 Atlantic Ocean - MSN Encarta
The Atlantic is divided into two nominal sections: the part north of the equator is called the North Atlantic; the part south of the equator, the South Atlantic.
The Atlantic Ocean is essentially an S-shaped north-south channel, extending from the Arctic Ocean in the north to Antarctica in the south and situated between the eastern coast of North and South America and the western coasts of Europe and Africa.
The South Atlantic is arbitrarily separated from the Indian Ocean on the east by the 20° east meridian and from the Pacific on the west along the line of shallowest depth between Cape Horn and the Antarctic Peninsula.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761574942/Atlantic_Ocean.html   (710 words)

  
 Atlantic Ocean Information
Bounded by the Americas on the west and Europe and Africa on the east, the Atlantic is linked to the Pacific Ocean by the Arctic Ocean on the north and the Drake Passage on the south.
On average, the Atlantic is the saltiest of the world's major oceans; the salinity of the surface waters in the open ocean ranges from 33 to 37 parts per thousand by mass and varies with latitude and season.
The climate of the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent land areas is influenced by the temperatures of the surface waters and water currents as well as the winds blowing across the waters.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Atlantic_Ocean   (2301 words)

  
 Atlantic Ocean - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The Atlantic Ocean is the ocean between the Americas and Eurasia, and as such is also known as "the ocean between the Americas and Eurasia".
The Atlantic Ocean has a wide ranging collection of flora and fauna, of which only 75% are dangerous and only 65% of that will eat you given half a chance.
The Atlantic is well known for its healing properties, as it provides the body with a miracle compound of elements known simply as water, which is a major component of life (and is also rather reassuringly wet).
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Atlantic_Ocean   (457 words)

  
 Atlantic Ocean
The Atlantic is separated from the Arctic Ocean by a ridge that runs between Greenland and Scotland which is often called telegraph plateau because of the numerous cables laid along the ridge.
The boundary between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans is the 20° E meridian.
The Atlantic ocean is the major artery between the Western and Eastern hemisphers.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/information/oceans/atlantic.html   (335 words)

  
 Atlantic ocean - Economy and ressources
Extending from the Arctic Ocean in the north to Antarctica in the south, the Atlantic Ocean is divided by the equator into two parts, the North Atlantic and the South Atlantic.
Circulation of the main water currents of the Atlantic Ocean is clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
Punta Arenas, Chile, is the southernmost port in the South Atlantic, and the northernmost port in the North Atlantic is in Russia, at Archangel.
www.geocities.com /macosmet/atlantic_ocean.html   (1653 words)

  
 World InfoZone - Atlantic Information
The Atlantic Ocean lies between North America and Europe in the north and Africa and South America in the south, stretching from the Arctic to the Antartic.
The average depth of the Atlantic Ocean is 3,900 meters (12,800 ft).
In the deeper ocean, beyond the continental shelf, the waters are cold, and dark.
www.worldinfozone.com /oceans.php?country=Atlantic   (753 words)

  
 Atlantic Ocean - History
The Atlantic receives the waters of many of the principal rivers of the world, among them the Saint Lawrence, Mississippi, Orinoco, Amazon, Paraná, Congo, Niger, and Loire, and the rivers emptying into the North, Baltic, and Mediterranean seas.
The Atlantic Ocean may be described as a bed of water colder than 9° C (48° F)-the cold-water sphere-within which lies a bubble of water warmer than 9° C-the warm-water sphere.
A remarkable example of plant life is found in the Sargasso Sea, the oval section of the North Atlantic lying between the West Indies and the Azores and bounded on the west and north by the Gulf Stream.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/GeogHist/histories/history/hiscountries/A/atlanticocean.html   (1285 words)

  
 Kentucky Derby 129 | 2003 | Kentucky Oaks | Oaks Entrants | Atlantic Ocean |
Stormy Atlantic was a modest stakes winner and is the sire of one crop to race at this writing with the stakes winners Jimmy O. and Hurricane Hebe also to his credit.
Atlantic Ocean is the broodmare Super Chef's only stakes winner, though all threee of her foals have made it to the races and have won.
Atlantic Ocean is a two-turn stakes winner on both turf and dirt and is a grandson of Storm Cat out of a Seattle Slew mare - she'll have no problems staying a mile and an eighth.
www.kentuckyderby.com /2003/kentucky_oaks/oaks_entrants/atlantic_ocean   (612 words)

  
 The North Atlantic Drift Current
The N. Atlantic drift is the broad, northward flow of surface waters that replaces the sinking waters in the N. Atlantic polar seas.
Because of the rapid advection of the North Atlantic gyre, the temperature of the surface waters of the NADC almost always exceeds that of both surrounding waters and the overlying atmosphere (Rossby, 1996).
According to Krauss and Käse (1984), the North Atlantic Current, and not interference with the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, is the main source of eddy energy in the North Atlantic.
oceancurrents.rsmas.miami.edu /atlantic/north-atlantic-drift.html   (1750 words)

  
 Old, Antique Maps and Sea Charts of the Atlantic Ocean by Grace Galleries of Harpswell Maine
B/W. This is a scarce chart of the island in the South Atlantic belonging to Britain, with an extinct volcano which erupted in 1961 causing all the residents to flee, but was resettled in 1963 and is now the most important meterological and weather station based in the southern ocean.
The Atlantic Ocean is dotted with wind vectors indicating prevailing winds for sailing ships trading with both Africa and America in the late 18th century.
Sheet 2 is a continuation of Sheet 1 and shows the North Atlantic Ocean and the countries of Europe, Great Britain and the North Sea, the Bay of Biscay, the Republic of France, Spain and Portugal, the Mediterranean and North Africa down to the Gulf of Guinea.
www.gracegalleries.com /Atlantic_Ocean_Listings.htm   (4226 words)

  
 Climate Prediction Center - Atlantic Hurricane Outlook Update
An important measure of the total seasonal activity is NOAA’s ACE index, which accounts for the collective intensity and duration of Atlantic named storms and hurricanes during a given hurricane season.
For the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season, the expected ACE range is 110%-170% of the median.
As a result, it is currently not possible as part of this outlook to predict the number or intensity of landfalling hurricanes, or whether a given locality will be impacted by a hurricane this season.  It is important that residents and government officials in hurricane-vulnerable communities have a hurricane preparedness plan in place.
www.cpc.noaa.gov /products/outlooks/hurricane.shtml   (1342 words)

  
 Atlantic Ocean Palm Inn (Daytona Beach, FL) - Motel Reviews - TripAdvisor
We stayed at the Atlantic Ocean Palm Inn during a short trip to Florida in September.
The pool overlooks the ocean, which was very relaxing, and the hotel is walking distance to a lot of...
The Atlantic Ocean Palm Inn is a nice motel overall.
www.tripadvisor.com /Hotel_Review-g34172-d251854-Reviews-Atlantic_Ocean_Palm_Inn-Daytona_Beach_Florida.html   (1236 words)

  
 Atlantic Ocean at Great Depths
The name Atlantic Ocean came from Greek mythology; it means the "Sea of Atlas".
The land that drains to the Atlantic is approxcimately four times that of either the Pacific or Indian oceans.
The climate of adjacent land areas is directly influenced by the temperatures of the surface waters and water currents as well as the winds blowing across the Ocean.
www.ezinearticles.com /?Atlantic-Ocean-at-Great-Depths&id=63239   (566 words)

  
 Daytona Beach Hotel ~ Oceanfront Lodging ~ Atlantic Ocean Palm Inn
We are now available for late check in, phone inquiries and reservations, 24 hours...
We've stayed with y'all for the last 5 years and will continue to stay with y'all when we go to Daytona Beach.
Atlantic Ocean Palm offers an abundance of amenities, services and activities nearby.
www.atlanticoceanpalm.com   (92 words)

  
 Atlantic Ocean Report for Ecosystems Goals 2000 Cluster A   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest ocean in the world.
The Atlantic covers 17% of the Earth's total surface and 26% of the Earth's ocean surface.
The reptiles and birds of the Atlantic Ocean are cool.
www3.cesa10.k12.wi.us /ecosystems/water/Atlantic   (637 words)

  
 Press of Atlantic City: Ocean   (Site not responding. Last check: )
LaSane's attorney, James Friedman, said in his closing argument that LaSane's half brother, Joseph Bronaugh, was responsible for Weinstein's carjacking and that it is his voice on the 46-minute audio recording found on her body....
TOMS RIVER — Michael LaSane, who is accused of carjacking Middletown schoolteacher Kathleen Stanfield Weinstein and then smothering her to death despite her pleas for mercy, tried to implicate his half brother in the crime Thursday afternoon as he took the stand in his own defense.
OCEAN TOWNSHIP — It didn't take motorists long to discover that the two new ramps at Exit 69 on the Garden State Parkway were open Wednesday.
www.pressofatlanticcity.com /news/local/ocean   (1387 words)

  
 Earth's Oceans - EnchantedLearning.com
Life on Earth originated in the seas, and the oceans continue to be home to an incredibly diverse web of life.
The oceans of Earth serve many functions, especially affecting the weather and temperature.
In the Spring of 2000, the International Hydrographic Organization delimited a new ocean, the Southern Ocean (it surrounds Antarctica and extends to 60 degrees latitude).
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/ocean   (334 words)

  
 Great ocean conveyor belt - Climate Change   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The global conveyor belt thermohaline circulation is driven primarily by the formation and sinking of deep water (from around 1500m to the Antarctic bottom water overlying the bottom of the ocean) in the Norwegian Sea.
This circulation is thought to be responsible for the large flow of upper ocean water from the tropical Pacific to the Indian Ocean through the Indonesian Archipelogo.
The two counteracting forcings operating in the North Atlantic control the conveyor belt circulation: (1) the thermal forcing (high-latitude cooling and the low-latitude heating) which drives a polar southward flow; and (2) haline forcing (net high-latitude freshwater gain and low-latitude evaporation) which moves in the opposite direction.
www.grida.no /climate/vital/32.htm   (300 words)

  
 Ocean, Oceans, Ocean Pictures at LiveScience.com
The World Ocean is continentally divided into five smaller parts, which include the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Arctic Ocean and the Antarctic Ocean.
Smaller portions of these oceans are typically classified as either seas, gulfs or straits.
The oceans of the world are home to the vast majority of the plant and animal species on earth, millions of which have yet to be discovered by man.
www.livescience.com /oceans   (336 words)

  
 Atlantic Ocean maps from Omni Resources - International Map & Guidebook Specialists.
Atlantic Ocean--Magnetic Anomaly Map of the Northeast Atlantic Ocean.
Illustrates the Bouguer gravity signature of coastal Europe and the free-air anomalies of the adjacent Atlantic Ocean.
Atlantic Ocean--Bathymetry and Plate Tectonic Evolution of the North Atlantic Ocean.
www.omnimap.com /catalog/int/atlanoc.htm   (178 words)

  
 Atlantic Rowing Race 2005 - Organised by Woodvale-Events   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Atlantic 4 crossed the finish line at 0226 Hours GMT on 19/01/06, claiming second place overall in a time of 49 days 14 hours and 21 minutes.
Atlantic Prince crossed the finish line at 0021 GMT on Saturday 28 January 2006 in a crossing time of 58 d ays, 12 hours and 16 minutes
Boat No. 22 – Atlantic Warrior cross the Atlantic Ocean Rowing line of longitude of 59º37W at 0020 Hours GMT on 28 January 2006 with an Atlantic crossing time of 58 days 12 hours and 15 minutes.
www.atlanticrowingrace.co.uk /daily_progress/positions_chart_all.php   (790 words)

  
 Oceans Alive! | The Water Planet | The Atlantic Ocean
It is also relatively shallow because it has large areas of continental shelves.
The most noticeable feature in the ocean's abyss is the S-shaped mid-ocean ridge which runs the entire length of the ocean.
Much of the ridge is hundreds of feet below sea level but the volcanic island of Iceland, the Azores, Ascension Island and Tristan de Cunha are all parts of the ridge that appear above sea level.
www.mos.org /oceans/planet/atlantic2.html   (81 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Local News: Study says Western wildfires linked to Atlantic Ocean temperatures
With the North Atlantic at the start of a recurring warming period that typically lasts 20 to 60 years, the West could be in for an extended period of multiple fires on the scale of those seen in 2002 and 2006, said Thomas W. Swetnam.
The study comes after another published this year in the journal Science found that a sudden and dramatic increase in western wildfires in the late 1980s was related to a pattern of earlier springs and warmer summers.
Greg McCabe, a climatologist for the U.S. Geological Survey in Denver, said his research has been showing a connection between North Atlantic Ocean temperatures and the drought that is gripping much of the West, which creates conditions for major fires.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/localnews/2003494530_webwildfires25.html   (0 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.