North Atlantic Drift


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North Atlantic Current

or North Atlantic Drift
n.
The northern extension of the Gulf Stream in the northern Atlantic Ocean. It warms the coast and affects the climate of northwest Europe.

North Atlantic Drift

or

North Atlantic Current

n
(Physical Geography) the warm ocean current flowing northeast, under the influence of prevailing winds, from the Gulf of Mexico towards NW Europe and warming its climate. Also called: Gulf Stream
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