The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest planet in the ocean. It covers approximately one fifth of the earth's surface. The name Atlantic Ocean came from Greek mythology, which means "Sea of Atlas." The Atlantic Ocean is the second in the Pacific in size. With its adjacent seas it occupies an area of about 41.1 million miles square. The land that flows into the Atlantic is approxcimately four times that of either the Pacific or Indian Oceans a. He has a volume of about 354.7 million km or.
3332 m is the average depth of the Atlantic coean. The greater depth in the Puerto Rico Trench is 8605 m. Because of its large area of Atlantic Ocean Climate varies greatly from place to place. The climate of the adjacent land areas is directly influenced by surface water temperatures and water currents and winds that blow across the ocean. Because the ocean can hold heat so well, maritime climates are always moderate and free of extreme seasonal variations. Climatic zones vary with latitude, the warmer climate zones extend across the Atlantic over Ecuador. The coldest areas are in the higher latitudes, with the coldest regions corresponding to the areas covered by sea ice.
Ocean currents contribute to climatic control by moving the warm and cold waters to other regions. Adjacent land areas affected by winds that are cooled or warmed when blowing over these currents. Feel free to reprint this article as long as you keep the following caption and author biography in contact with all hyperlinks. Ryan Fyfe is the owner and operator What is a great web directory and information center for information on all kinds of subjects.