1.1 16th to 18th centuries: Early Spanish settlement The Miami Metrorail is the state's only rapid transit system About 15% of Miamians use public transit daily. Miami is the home to the National Hurricane Center and the headquarters of the United States Southern Command responsible for military operations in Central and South America Miami is also an industrial center especially for stone quarrying and warehousing These industries are centered largely on the western fringes of the city near Doral and Hialeah.
. The free MIA Mover connects the airport with the Miami Intermodal Center where the car rental facility and bus terminal has relocated the MIC also houses the airport Metrorail station and Tri-Rail terminal, 9.4 County roads 6.3 South Atlantic, Overview The Everglades are a complex system of interdependent ecosystems Marjory Stoneman Douglas described the area as a "River of Grass" in 1947 though that metaphor represents only a portion of the system the area recognized as the Everglades prior to drainage was a web of marshes and prairies 4,000 square miles (10,000 km2) in size Borders between ecosystems are subtle or imperceptible These systems shift grow and shrink die or reappear within years or decades Geologic factors climate and the frequency of fire help to create maintain or replace the ecosystems in the Everglades. Old and New Florida State Capitol Tallahassee East view, See also: Transportation in Miami 5 8671! . 1900 4,955 475.5% 12.1 Sister cities The term the Pond is often used by British and American speakers in context to the Atlantic Ocean as a form of meiosis or sarcastic understatement the term dates to as early as 1640 first appearing in print in pamphlet released during the reign of Charles I and reproduced in 1869 in Nehemiah Wallington's Historical Notices of Events Occurring Chiefly in the Reign of Charles I where "great Pond" is used in reference to the Atlantic Ocean by Francis Windebank Charles I's Secretary of State. Including its marginal seas the Atlantic covers an area of 106,460,000 km2 (41,100,000 sq mi) or 23.5% of the global ocean and has a volume of 310,410,900 km3 (74,471,500 cu mi) or 23.3% of the total volume of the earth's oceans Excluding its marginal seas the Atlantic covers 81,760,000 km2 (31,570,000 sq mi) and has a volume of 305,811,900 km3 (73,368,200 cu mi) the North Atlantic covers 41,490,000 km2 (16,020,000 sq mi) (11.5%) and the South Atlantic 40,270,000 km2 (15,550,000 sq mi) (11.1%) the average depth is 3,646 m (11,962 ft) and the maximum depth the Milwaukee Deep in the Puerto Rico Trench is 8,486 m (27,841 ft)!