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

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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.
That's when they buy the Gulf Stream jet and start golfing around the world with friends.
And statesman Benjamin Franklin created the first known map of the Gulf Stream.
The melting ice caps, caused by global warming, have apparently altered the Gulf Stream, to give us the coldest winter ever recorded, which will refreeze the ice caps, thereby reversing global warming.
Dr Peter Heffernan told how the Gulf Stream, which flows from the Gulf of Mexico to Ireland and the UK, brings warm winds and water to our shores and directly affects our weather.
The seafloor culs-de-sac indicate that the currents driving the icebergs flowed to the southwest, opposite to prevailing currents today: At present, warm waters of the northeast-flowing Gulf Stream bathe the region, says Hill.
The yellow plastic container - believed to have been carried across the Atlantic by the Gulf Stream - is for sale on eBay.
OFFSHORE JAPAN -- The Pacific Ocean equivalent of the Gulf Stream is the Kuroshio Current.
In the course of a year, Gribbin says, the Gulf Stream provides western Europe with a third as much warmth as the sun itself, keeping it as much as 18 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than would otherwise be the case.
Loomis was surprised with an unbelievable Christmas gift -- a $46,000 Gulf Stream motor home built on a Workhorse chassis.

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