The northeast Atlantic.
A closer look at the sea floor features.
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.