NEW YORK — — New maps have shown convergent plates of the North Atlantic Ocean dividing Antarctica, South America and Africa.
The new maps, from the European Space Agency’s Max Planck Institute for Geoscience, showed the continental plates separating the continents and separating the plates into three zones: Antarctica, Africa and South America.
The North Atlantic is also divided into North Atlantic Oceans and South Atlantic Oils, and it is divided into a South Atlantic Ocean, South Pacific Ocean and South Pacific Oils.
The maps show the convergence of the three plates.
“The new maps are based on satellite measurements and show the interlocking of the different plates, as shown in the satellite maps, and they show that the interlock is very strong,” said lead researcher Alexander Laskov of the Max Planks Institute for Oceanography in Hamburg, Germany.
The scientists say the new maps suggest the existence of convergent continental plates that were not expected to be there, and that this convergence may be driven by climate change.
They also found evidence that a small amount of landlocked South America had been pushed north by the land bridge.
“In the future, we should be able to look at how the convergent oceanic plates move around the continents,” said co-author Christoph Ziemann of the University of Bonn in Germany.
“We are now able to see that the South Atlantic and the North Pacific are connected by a small land bridge, which is also why the North America plate is moving westward,” said Laskow.
The map was created using a new technique called “geocoding” that uses data collected by satellites to map the position of the land masses, using computer models to predict their position in space.
This process can be used to predict where an object will land.
The researchers used the technique to create three maps of the continental shelves of the ocean floor, based on the satellite data.
They were able to show that there are convergent land masses at the top of the shelf and a land bridge on the bottom.
“It means that Antarctica is actually connected to South America by a large land bridge,” Laskowsky said.
Antarctica and South Africa are both part of the Antarctic ice sheet, which extends across the Southern Ocean.
The land bridge connects South America to Antarctica, which connects South Africa to the North Pole.
Antarctica has an average elevation of 6,700 feet (2,600 meters), and is one of the fastest moving land masses in the world.