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  Gulf Stream - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gulf Stream is orange and yellow in this representation of water temperatures of the Atlantic.
The Gulf Stream, together with its northern extension, the North Atlantic Drift, is a powerful, warm, and swift Atlantic ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico, exits through the Strait of Florida, and follows the eastern coastlines of the United States and Newfoundland before crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
The Gulf Stream influences the climate of the east coast of North America from Florida to Newfoundland, and the west coast of Europe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gulf_Stream   (1070 words)

 Gulf Stream
The Gulf Stream is a warm surface ocean current which originates in the Gulf of Mexico and flows northeast across the Atlantic, driven by the prevailing southwest winds.
Sometimes, the term "Gulf Stream" is restricted to describe the ocean current that travels past the east coast of the United States towards Newfoundland.
This slowed and diverted the course of the Gulf Stream to such as extent that the regional climate of the Northeast Atlantic became considerably cooler.
www.ace.mmu.ac.uk /eae/Climate/Older/Gulf_Stream.html   (334 words)

 BBC - Weather Centre - Climate Change - Gulf Stream
Ocean currents flow in complex patterns and are affected by the wind, the water's salinity and temperature, the shape of the ocean floor, and the earth's rotation.
The gulf stream brings warmth to the UK and north-west Europe and is the reason we have mild winters.
Current climate models predict that if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, the component of the gulf stream driven by the differences in water density is likely to decrease by 25% in the next 100 years.
www.bbc.co.uk /climate/impact/gulf_stream.shtml   (453 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Gulf Stream   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Gulf Stream originates in the Gulf of Mexico and, as the Florida Current, passes through the Straits of Florida and along the coast of SE Mexico, Gulf of MEXICO, GULF OF [Mexico, Gulf of] arm of the Atlantic Ocean, c.700,000 sq mi (1,813,000 sq km), SE North America.
The Gulf of Aden, extended by the Red Sea, and the Gulf of Oman, extended by the Persian Gulf, are its principal arms.
It is bordered on the W by the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea, on the S by the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea, on the E by the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, and on the N by Iraq and Jordan.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/05506.html   (690 words)

 The Gulf Stream
The Gulf Stream is bigger than the combined flow of the Mississippi, the Nile, the Congo, the Amazon, the Volga, the Yangtze and many other major rivers of the world.
Perhaps the discovery and naming of the Gulf Stream is a moot question, but to cartography it becomes important in tracing history, particularly in the Age of Exploration and Discovery of the New World.
From the available records, the title "Gulf Stream" was first used to identify the flowing waters off the southeast coast of Florida in 1768 or 1769 by William Gerand De Brahm, while in the employ of the British Government.
www.broward.org /library/bienes/lii14006.htm   (1119 words)

 The Gulf Stream
Recent studies suggest that the recirculations steadily increase the transport in the Gulf Stream from 30 Sv in the Florida Current to a maximum of 150 Sv at 55°W (Hendry 1982; Hogg 1992; Hogg and Johns 1995).
The mechanism Worthington proposed was extensive convection south of the Gulf Stream in winter due to the atmospheric cooling of surface waters.
Hogg, N.G., R.S. Pickart, R.M. Hendry, and W.J. Smethie Jr., 1986: The Northern Recirculation Gyre of the Gulf Stream.
oceancurrents.rsmas.miami.edu /atlantic/gulf-stream.html   (1779 words)

 History Of the Gulfstream
The Gulf of Mexico is its fountain and its mouth is in the Arctic Seas.
Franklin postulated that, "This Stream is probably generated by the accumulation of water on the eastern coast of America between the tropics, by the trade winds that constantly blow there.
The Gulf Stream was probably the vehicle that carried the strange woods and fruits found on the shores of Europe long before Columbus sailed.
www.keyshistory.org /gulfstream.html   (1082 words)

 Gulf Stream Path
The Gulf Stream, located along the eastern coast of the United States, is a fast, intense current known as a western-boundary current.
The transport of the Gulf Stream increases to 85 Sv near Cape Hatteras, peaks at 150 Sv near 65°W, then decreases eastward of 65°W. One of the primary reasons that the Gulf Stream increases in transport between Florida and 65°W and decreases in transport downstream of 65°W is the Recirculation Gyre.
This water is recirculated clockwise throughout the Sargasso and eventually re-enters the Gulf Stream.
kingfish.coastal.edu /marine/gulfstream/p2.htm   (601 words)

 The Gulf Stream
The Gulf Stream - Snapshot of the 1/16° Global NLOM SSH and currents from NRL Stennis (Gulf Stream forecasts).
The buoy is advected quickly eastward by the Gulf Stream, and two months later, after a number of meanders, the buoy is near 42°W. In contrast to the buoy trajectory in figure 6, this buoy goes north into the North Atlantic Current.
The fl line is the Gulf Stream Northern Edge that was calculated using the methods described in Chin and Mariano (1997) and is based on space-time interpolation of digitized contours from two-day composites.
oceancurrents.rsmas.miami.edu /atlantic/gulf-stream_2.html   (821 words)

 USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An east-blowing wind separates the Gulf Stream from the continental margin at Cape Hatteras.
The countercurrent rejoins the Gulf Stream on its seaward side along the coast of Florida and the Carolinas.
The main Gulf Stream current continues north, veers to the east, passes close to the Grand Banks, south of Newfoundland, where it branches, says McCartney, into two currents: the North Atlantic and the Azores Currents.
www.usatoday.com /weather/wonderquest/gstream111500.htm   (832 words)

 Gulf Stream
The Gulf Stream originates in the Gulf of Mexico and, as the Florida Current, passes through the Straits of Florida and along the coast of SE United States with a breadth of c.50 mi (80 km).
Parts of the Gulf Stream current are diverted SE, forming the Canary Currents, which carry cooler waters to the Iberian peninsula and NW Africa.
At the beginning of the Gulf Stream the water temperature is 80°F (27°C); the temperature decreases as the current moves north.
www.infoplease.com /id/A0822143   (345 words)

 CNN.com - Changes in Gulf Stream could chill Europe - May 10, 2005
The Gulf Stream is a pattern of warm water extending from the Gulf of Mexico to the British Isles.
Scientists now have evidence that changes are occurring in the Gulf Stream, the warm and powerful ocean current that tempers the western European climate.
Without the influence of the Gulf Stream and its two northern branches, the North Atlantic Drift and the Canary Current, the weather in Britain could be more like that of Siberia, which shares the same latitude.
www.cnn.com /2005/TECH/science/05/10/gulfstream/index.html   (691 words)

 e d u s p a c e
The salinity of the Gulf Stream is a precondition of deep water formation in Norskhavet / the Norwegian Sea and Groenlandshavet / the Greenland Sea.
The climate and weather in Europe are very dependent on the Gulf Stream which carries heat from the sea off Florida to Northern Europe, past Iceland, the Faroe Islands and North of Norway.
The salt pump draws warm, saline water from the south (the Gulf Stream) and pushes cold saline deep sea water towards the south.
www.eduspace.esa.int /eduspace/Background/default.asp?document=243   (837 words)

 Ocean Forces Threaten Our Climate
In the case of the North Atlantic, heat is carried northward and eastward by the Gulf Stream.
The Gulf Stream is part of a giant pattern of moving water that stretches right around the globe.
The danger is that this fresh water might dilute the salty current of the Gulf Stream so much that it stops sinking down into the ocean depths near Iceland.
www.firstscience.com /site/articles/gribbin.asp   (1464 words)

 EO Newsroom: New Images - Temperature of the Gulf Stream   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Gulf Stream is one of the strong ocean currents that carries warm water from the sunny tropics to higher latitudes.
The north wall of the Gulf Stream reveals very complex structure associated with frontal instabilities that lead to exchanges between the Gulf Stream and inshore waters.
Several clockwise-rotating warm core eddies are evident north of the core of the Gulf Stream, which enhance the exchange of heat and water between the coastal and deep ocean.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov /Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=3975   (358 words)

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 Exploring Satellite Oceanography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This current is called the Gulf Stream; it moves north along the coast of Florida and then turns eastward off of North Carolina flowing to the north-east across the Atlantic.
A meander is charecterised by its wavelength (the distance along the stream from one wave crest to the next), and its amplitude (the distance perpendicular to the stream between the wave crest and trough).
Since the Gulf Stream is such a strong current, it affects the speed of a boat; therefore, many people sailing in the North Atlantic also want to know where the current is and can use these images to find out.
dcz.gso.uri.edu /amy/avhrr.html   (1253 words)

 Gulf Stream Dealers
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 RealClimate » Gulf Stream slowdown? Est-ce que le Gulf Stream ralentit ?
This heat transport is often associated with the Gulf Stream in the media and among the public.
However, my pedantic side obliges me to point out that the Gulf Stream is a predominantly wind-driven western boundary current that moves up from the Gulf of Mexico along the US coast to Cape Hatteras, at which point it heads off into the central Atlantic (see also this letter by Carl Wunsch).
For the inflow, the Gulf stream heat content seems to be related to the NAO, which was strongly positive in the last decades, until recently.
www.realclimate.org /index.php?p=159   (18235 words)

 MMAB - OPC Gulf Stream Finder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is a collaboration between the Marine Modeling and Analysis Branch and the Ocean Prediction Center, both of NCEP, to develop an automated means of locating the Gulf Stream from marine model output.
The goal is to provide timely, accurate, guidance to marine forecasters on the Gulf Stream's location, present and future, so as to be able to improve forecasts of wave state.
The analysis of of Gulf Stream position from the Navy, provided 3 times per week by manual analysis of various surface temperature data, is taken as the known location.
polar.ncep.noaa.gov /gsf   (264 words)

 The Gulf Stream - Classic CZCS Scenes
Images of the Gulf Stream taken by the CZCS, one of which is shown here, are both striking and familiar.
The Gulf Stream is a western boundary current, indicating that if flows along the west side of a major ocean basin (in this case the North Atlantic Ocean).
The climate of the United Kingdom and continental Europe is considerably moderated by the influence of the warm water transported by the Gulf Stream.
disc.gsfc.nasa.gov /oceancolor/scifocus/classic_scenes/06_classics_boundary.shtml   (558 words)

 Gulf Stream Productions Practices
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 Palm Trees in Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Gulf Stream is a powerful ocean current that travels in a clockwise direction around the North Atlantic ocean.
As the Gulf Stream travels up the eastern shore of the United States it comes into contact with the westerly trade winds that blow across the northeastern United States.
By the time the Gulf Stream reaches Ireland, its waters waters have been cooled by the icebergs of the North Atlantic ocean.
www.his.com /~pshapiro/palm.trees.html   (318 words)

Scientists are exploring whether global warming might slow or shut it down - a scenario considered "low probability, high impact".
This could disrupt mostly wind-driven surface currents such as the Gulf Stream, which helps to bring milder weather to Northern Europe.
3 The cold water flows back to the equator, driving the "ocean conveyor" which in turn contributes to the Gulf Stream that warms northern Europe.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/shared/spl/hi/sci_nat/04/climate_change/html/gulf.stm   (167 words)

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 Gulfstream Construction
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