Atlantic Ocean - A map showing the surface currents of the Atlantic Ocean

Atlantic Ocean

A map showing the surface currents of the Atlantic Ocean.

The northeast Atlantic.

The northeast Atlantic.

A closer look at the sea floor features.

A closer look at the sea floor features.

Atlantic Ocean

Displayed on an Orthographic projection, so as to create a globe like appearance, this map highlights the extent and direction of the major currents found within the Atlantic Ocean.

Major seas and sea floor features are shown and the shading to denote the topography of the sea floor has been emboldened for added emphasis.

The distinction between cold and warm currents is made on the map. Cold currents are shown with blue arrows and overlays whilst pink features denote the warm currents.

The dominant feature of the Atlantic Ocean floor, visible on this map, is the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. A spreading rift of a volcanic nature, much of the Atlantic's sea floor features have been created as a result of the processes that occur along this central belt.

Data from the following sources were used in the compilation of this map: Blue Marble: Next Generation: NASA's Earth Observatory; ETOPO2: National Geophysical Data Center.

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Hello, my name is Ed Merritt. I am a cartographer based in Southampton (UK). I established Merritt Cartographic in 2006.

I am a graduate of Oxford Brookes University, receiving an honours degree in Mapping and Cartography. Having worked in the past for a large publishing company in central London, much of my current work is commissioned for inclusion in reference books. I also produce interactive maps for deployment on websites and in applications as well as products for use on public display panels and signposts. As a freelance cartographer, I have produced custom maps and graphics for a wide range of publishers, charities and media organisations. My work has been included in products published by Dorling Kindersley, Millennium House, National Geographic, Pearson Longman, Royal Horticultural Society, Taschen and Weldon Owen.

I enjoy being creative in my work and like to explore new approaches. As a map-maker, I have a natural tendency to pay attention to detail and also to work hard to ensure that I am being as accurate as I can in the work that I produce.

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