A major ocean current. This swift current forms the northwestern edge of a large, clockwise system of currents in the North Atlantic Ocean. The Gulf Stream has an important effect on climate, transportation by sea, and the circulation of nutrients and wastes in the ocean. It originates in the western Caribbean Sea,passes through the Gulf of Mexico and the Straits of Florida, and then flows northeast along the North American coast. At the Grand Banks, the Gulf Stream breaks up into several currents. Also known as "Golfstrom".-- source: IBM World Book Multimedial Enyclopedia HACIA MARIEL literally "Towards Mariel" in Spanish Mariel is a female first name. Also: Puerto Mariel - A town in Cuba near to Havana known for a huge refugee exodus in 1980, when more than 125,000 Cubans moved to Miami, USA. -- www.infoplease.com
the warm ocean current of the North Atlantic. It originates in the westward equatorial current and is deflected northward by the coast of South America into the Gulf of Mexico and then follows the coast of North America to Nantucket, where it is deflected eastward toward northern Europe
A warm, well-defined, swift, relatively narrow ocean current that originates where the Florida Current and the Antilles Current begin to curve eastward from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
A warm current running North along the East Coast of the US.
A North Atlantic Ocean current setting northeastward off the east coast of the United States. A segment of the Gulf Stream System, the Gulf Stream extends from the region off Cape Hatteras to an area southeast of the Grand Banks at about latitude 40° north, longitude 50° west. It continues the flow of the Florida Current to the North Atlantic Current.
A warm ocean current of the northern Atlantic Ocean off eastern North America. It originates in the Gulf of Mexico, then flows northward along the southeast coast of the US. North of Cape Hatteras, NC, the Gulf Stream veers northeastward into the Atlantic Ocean.
A warm ocean current flowing north from Gulf of Mexico along the east coast of the USA to an area off the south-east coast of Newfoundland, where it becomes the western terminus of the North Atlantic Current.
A warm ocean current flowing from the Gulf of Mexico to Newfoundland, across the North Atlantic ocean, and along the coast of NW Europe.
a warm current in the Atlantic Ocean - it starts somewhere on the equator, and runs past the carribean islands, into the Gulf of Mexico (where it gets its name), past Florida and Newfoundland, across the Atlantic and up the west side of the UK.
a warm ocean current that flows from the Gulf of Mexico northward through the Atlantic Ocean
a warm, fast ocean current. It flows northward along the coast of the Eastern United States and then eastward to Ireland, Great Britain, and Scandinavia. It makes these countries warmer than they would be otherwise.
Warm ocean current that originates in and around the Caribbean and flows across the North Atlantic to northwest Europe.
carries warm gulf waters
Northern flowing warm water current
a warm, swift, relatively narrow ocean current that flows along the east coast of the United States
is a warm, swift ocean current that flows from the Gulf of Mexico, along the coast of the Eastern U.S., across the Atlantic to the European coast, and makes Ireland, Great Britain and the Scandinavian countries warmer than they would be otherwise.
A warm ocean current that flows from the Gulf of Mexico across the Atlantic to the coast of western Europe.
A warm, swift, narrow ocean current flowing parallel to the east coast of North America. The current then turns and flows south of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and continues on towards Europe.
A warm, relatively swift and narrow ocean current that runs up the east coast of North America, south of Newfoundland and into the North Atlantic.
The Gulf Stream is a swift moving warm ocean current that originates off the coast of south Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. As it continues east, it forms the North Atlantic Current, bringing to northwest Europe the balmy temperatures that cause flora and fauna to flourish.
Warm ocean current in North Atlantic Ocean which flows out of the Gulf of Mexico through the Straits of Florida. At that point the current is 50 miles wide and more than 2000 ft. deep. It continues northeast along the coast of the United States to Nantucket Island off New England and then eastward toward the Grand Banks. In the north mid-Atlantic ocean it merges with the North Atlantic Drift Current, a warm current flowing northeast to the Barents Sea, a sea located north of Norway in the Arctic Ocean. At about 30 west it turns south eventually touching the Iberian Peninsula.
A large, warm ocean current which starts in the Gulf of Mexico, flowing north along the eastern coast of the United States until it reaches the Grand Banks, where it turns east toward Europe; the largest and most well-known of the western boundary currents, the Gulf Stream flows at five miles per hour
The warm, well-defined, swift, relatively narrow ocean current which exists off the east coast of the United States, beginning near Cape Hatteras. The term also applies to the oceanic system of currents that dominate the western and northern Atlantic Ocean: the Florida current, which flows through the Florida Straits between the Florida Keys and Cuba and northwards; the Gulf Stream, which begins around Cape Hatteras and flows northeasterly off the continental slope into the North Atlantic; and the North Atlantic current, which begins around the Grand Banks off Newfoundland and continues east-northeastwards towards the British Isles.
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. At about 30Â°W, 40Â°N, it splits in two, with the northern stream crossing to northern Europe and the southern stream recirculating off West Africa. The Gulf Stream influences the climate of the east coast of North America from Florida to Newfoundland, and the west coast of Europe.