atlantic, Atlantic +

(Greek > Latin: Atlanticus, pertaining to the Atlantic Ocean or to Mount Atlas; from the Atlas mountains)

Occurring on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
Atlantic (adjective) (no comparatives)
1. A reference to the world's second largest ocean, which separates Europe and Africa from North and South America. Area: 82,400,000 sq. km. (31,800,000 sq. mi.).
2. Relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean.
Atlantic heat conveyor
A heat transfer from south to north by near-surface waters moving across the equator in the Atlantic Ocean.

It is an inhibition to the strength of this warming cukrrent. A disruption of this current caused by global warming could affect the relatively mild climate of northern Europe.

Atlantic Ocean
The world's second-largest of the world's five oceans (after the Pacific Ocean, but larger than the Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, and Arctic Ocean).

The Kiel Canal (Germany), Oresund (Denmark-Sweden), Bosporus (Turkey), Strait of Gibraltar (Morocco-Spain), and the Saint Lawrence Seaway (Canada-US) are important strategic access waterways.

The decision by the International Hydrographic Organization in the spring of 2000 to delimit a fifth world ocean, the Southern Ocean, removed the portion of the Atlantic Ocean south of 60 degrees south latitude.

The Atlantic Ocean provides some of the world's most heavily trafficked sea routes, between and within the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.

Other economic activities include the exploitation of natural resources; such as, fishing, dredging of aragonite sands (The Bahamas), and production of crude oil and natural gas (Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and North Sea).

—Based on information from
Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook;
December 13, 2007.
A policy of military cooperation between European powers and the United States.
1. Crossing or reaching across the Atlantic; such as, a transatlantic liner or flight.
2. Situated on or coming from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.
3. Spanning or crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving the "sea" and the "ocean" bodies of water: abysso- (bottomless); batho-, bathy- (depth); bentho- (deep, depth); halio-, halo- (salt or "the sea"); mare, mari- (sea); necto-, nekto- (swimming); oceano-; pelago- (sea, ocean); plankto- (drifting); thalasso- (sea, ocean).