midAtlantic, mid-Atlantic, or MidAtlantic?


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The NCEP2 bias shows that it reproduces circulation and qυ similarly to the MERRA over the midAtlantic and up into the eastern Sahel region to approximately 15°N, 7°E, demarked by the zero-difference contour and the smaller V925 difference vectors.
asked Jun 07 '13 at 17:32 Erik Noble New member

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How about none of the above?  I would go with Mid-Atlantic.  If you are using a certain style guide for your scientific writing, I would check with that guide. 

link comment answered Jun 07 '13 at 17:53 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

I do have a style guide. It is tricky.

It says,

Geographical Terms:

Atlantic Ocean, North, South, but not northern or southern or central


Words formed with prefixes:

for mid, spell words with closed form, unless the prefix precedes a capitalized word or a numeral...


So is "mid-Atlantic" acceptable under both rules?

link comment answered Jun 07 '13 at 18:39 Erik Noble New member

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