Gulf Stream


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Gulf Stream

n.
A warm ocean current of the northern Atlantic Ocean off eastern North America. It originates in the Gulf of Mexico and, as the Florida Current, passes through the Straits of Florida and then flows northward along the southeast coast of the United States. North of Cape Hatteras the Gulf Stream veers northeastward into the Atlantic Ocean, where it splits to form the North Atlantic Drift and the Canary Current.

Gulf Stream

n
1. (Physical Geography) a relatively warm ocean current flowing northeastwards off the Atlantic coast of the US from the Gulf of Mexico
2. (Physical Geography) another name for North Atlantic Drift

Gulf′ Stream`


n.
a warm ocean current flowing N from the Gulf of Mexico, along the E coast of the U.S., to an area off the SE coast of Newfoundland, where it becomes the western terminus of the North Atlantic Current.

Gulf Stream

A warm ocean current of the northern Atlantic Ocean off eastern North America. It flows northward and eastward from the Gulf of Mexico, eventually dividing into several branches. A major branch continues eastward to warm the coast and moderate the climate of northwest Europe.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Gulf Stream - a warm ocean current that flows from the Gulf of Mexico northward through the Atlantic OceanGulf stream - a warm ocean current that flows from the Gulf of Mexico northward through the Atlantic Ocean
ocean current - the steady flow of surface ocean water in a prevailing direction
Translations

Gulf Stream

n
the Gulf Stream → le Gulf StreamGulf War n
the Gulf War → la guerre du Golfe

Gulf Stream

n the Gulf Streamla corrente del Golfo
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The most remarkable of these is known by the name of the Gulf Stream.
The air is an unstable medium at best, and quite without warning, at an acute angle, he entered an aerial tide which he recognized as the gulf stream of wind that poured through the drafty-mouthed Golden Gate.
The poison may be a mere stratum or layer in the ether--a mephitic Gulf Stream across that mighty ocean in which we float.
The animal was likely following food, such as mahi-mahi and jacks, off the continental slope and into the Gulf Stream, according to the authors.
He has been expecting the region's terrible weather since the summer based on the gulf stream, low solar activity, La Nina which is the cooling of oceans, and the Icelandic volcano.
One possible consequence of climate change is a modification of the Gulf Stream.
93 acres of Gulf Stream land with its 177 feet of prized ocean front in the 1980s and then built the main house and a lavish guest house.
Istithmar World Capital, the private equity and alternative investment arm of Istithmar World, announced today that it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Gulf Stream Asset Management LLC, a leading US-based institutional asset manager.
Scientists fear that melting ice caps could hit the Atlantic conveyer current which generates the Gulf Stream.
Well if the polar bears didn't sunbathe and crack the ice, resulting in massive chunks breaking away and causing a cooling of the gulf stream then global warming wouldn't be what it is.

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