Mid-Atlantic Ridge

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Mid′-Atlan′tic Ridge′

a north-south suboceanic ridge in the Atlantic Ocean from Iceland to Antarctica on whose crest are several groups of islands.
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Noun1.Mid-Atlantic Ridge - a very long narrow elevation on the ocean floor that runs all the way from Iceland in the North Atlantic to Bouvet Island in the South Atlantic
Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
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The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is a mid-ocean ridge located along the floor of the Atlantic Ocean.
Guerra, "Locomotion modes of deep-sea cirrate octopods (Cephalopoda) based on observations from video recordings on the Mid-Atlantic ridge," Marine Biology, vol.
Tretyakovet al., "Gold- and silver-rich massive sulfides from the Semenov-2 hydrothermal field, 13[degrees]31.13'N, Mid-Atlantic Ridge: a case of magmatic contribution?," Economic Geology, vol.
Ludden, "Subsurface processes at the lucky strike hydrothermal field, Mid-Atlantic ridge: Evidence from sulfur, selenium, and iron isotopes," Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol.
In 2000, exploring a new region of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Alvins occupants saw 60-foot-tall white carbonate spires, crags, and chimneys looming out of the darkness where the sub's lights shone.
First record of Eurythenes thurstoni Stoddart & Lowry, 2004 (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Lysianassoidea) from the South Mid-Atlantic Ridge
A mid-oceanic ridge, for example the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, has examples of volcanoes caused by divergent tectonic plates pulling apart; the Pacific Ring of Fire has examples of volcanoes caused by convergent tectonic plates coming together.
Heffernan said there was a "75% match" in the areas that the EU and US were prioritising, which provides "a great opportunity for collaboration" and he cited the mid-Atlantic ridge as an example.
Researchers were completing the last leg of the Au2m NERC-funded ECOMAR research program examining the occurrence, distribution and ecology of animals along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between Iceland and the Azores when they recovered the specimens two years ago during a voyage aboard the RSS James Cook.
He has since led six expeditions, authored a forensic study of the German battleship Bismarck wreck site and conducted extensive 3-D imaging of deep hydrothermal vents along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the East Pacific Rise and the Sea of Cortez.

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