Gulf Stream slowdown to moderate warming in Europe
New research confirms the likelihood of a Gulf Stream slowdown in the North Atlantic. Scientists suggest the phenomenon will spare Europe from the worst of global warming. 187 more words
New study says impacts expected to show up in 20-30 years
Ocean researchers tracking currents in the North Atlantic say that, so far, the massive amounts of freshwater, pouring off the melting Greenland Ice Sheet haven’t yet had a major effect on the Gulf Stream. 432 more words
The Gulf Stream is warm current beginning on the Gulf of Mexico side of the tip of the Florida peninsula. It flows along the Atlantic coast line north until it meets the Labrador coast of Canada and the cool Labrador Current, thence the Gulf Stream flows east until it runs northwest along the British isles. 152 more words
Today’s Factismal: The Gulf Stream was “discovered” 231 years ago today.
What constitutes being “discovered”? Is is when someone, somewhere, first thinks of something? Or is it when the first bits of evidence that it might actually exist are found? 548 more words