Mid atlantic ridge on world map. The mid atlantic ridge which splits nearly the entire atlantic ocean north to south is probably the best known and most studied example of a divergent plate boundary. It is the result of a convergent plate boundary that runs from 870 n about. However as surveys of the ocean floor continued around the world it was discovered that every ocean contains parts of the mid ocean ridge system. Although the ridge system runs down the middle of the atlantic ocean the ridge is located away from the center of other oceans.
Click the image for a 900 pixel version. Its features include the andes in the west and plains and plateaus in east and central regions. Illustration adapted from the map this dynamic planet. It runs along the atlantic ocean floor from north america to beyond the southern tip of africa.
Ridge separating the african and antarctic plates. The mid ocean ridge systems are the largest geological features on the planet. The galapagos ridge runs from the east pacific rise to cntral america and the northern continuation of the mid atlantic ridge is called reykjanes ridge south of iceland mohns ridge. The mid atlantic ridge mar is a mid ocean ridge a divergent tectonic plate or constructive plate boundary located along the floor of the atlantic ocean and part of the longest mountain range in the world.
The mid atlantic ridge mar is a mostly underwater mountain range in the atlantic ocean that runs from 870n about 333km south of the north pole to subantarctic bourvet island at 540s. It joins the mid indian and southeast indian ridges off the coast of madagascar. Mid atlantic ridge this ridge is a mid ocean ridge that is located along the atlantic oceans floor. This map shows the overall configuration of the ridges and their names.
The ridge extends into the south atlantic ocean between the south american and african plates. Mid atlantic ridge the north american and eurasian plates are moving away from each other along the line of the mid atlantic ridge. The mid atlantic ridge mar is known as a mid ocean ridge an underwater mountain system formed by plate tectonics.