Where is the Gulf Stream?

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asked May 14, 2017 in Nature by Needa Petkar (1,010 points)
Mention the importance and also the geographical location of the Gulf Stream.

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answered May 14, 2017 by Soham (508 points)

The Gulf Stream, together with its northern extension towards Europe, the North Atlantic Drift, is a warm and swift Atlantic ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico and stretches to the tip of Florida, and follows the eastern coastlines of the United States and Newfoundland before crossing the Atlantic Ocean. The process of western intensification causes the Gulf Stream to be a northward accelerating current off the east coast of North America. At about 40°0′N 30°0′W / 40.000°N 30.000°W / 40.000; -30.000, it splits in two, with the northern stream, the North Atlantic Drift, crossing to Northern Europe and the southern stream, the Canary Current, recirculating off West Africa.

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