A Model for the North Atlantic

  • A. E. M. Nairn
  • F. G. Stehli


Arbitrarily, but rather conventionally we have chosen to consider the North Atlantic as the region bounded by North America on the west and Europe and North Africa on the east, with the Arctic Circle and Tropic of Cancer as the northern and southern limits. These limits are only approximate, and where it has seemed appropriate regions extending beyond them have been considered, for instance, Greenland (Birkelund et al., this volume) and Scandinavia (Nicholson, this volume) both reach well beyond the Arctic Circle and coverage of West Africa (Dillon and Sougy, this volume) includes regions south of the Tropic of Cancer.


Magnetic Anomaly Ocean Basin Continental Drift Ridge Axis North American Plate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. E. M. Nairn
    • 1
  • F. G. Stehli
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeologyUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeologyCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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