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2011-03-30 14:49:20

If you're sitting on a bench in New York City's Central Park in winter, you're probably freezing. After all, the average temperature in January is 32 degrees Fahrenheit. But if you were just across the pond in Porto, Portugal, which shares New York's latitude, you'd be much warmer"”the average temperature is a balmy 48 degrees Fahrenheit. Throughout northern Europe, average winter temperatures are at least 10 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than similar latitudes on the northeastern coast of...

2011-02-02 11:52:00

SAVANNAH, Ga., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Savannah Ocean Exchange proudly announces Gulfstream as the worldwide sponsor of the Gulfstream Navigator Award 2011, which recognizes the best technology, idea or solution to improve the world's coasts and prepare them for the future. The award is given to the top solution submitted as part of an annual Call for Solutions sent out through the Savannah Ocean Exchange Board of Governors. The governors, currently numbered at 27, have selected...

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2010-07-06 10:58:31

Findings may revolutionize thinking about deep-sea life in the Atlantic Ocean Scientists have just returned from a voyage with samples of rare animals and more than 10 possible new species in a trip which they say has revolutionized their thinking about deep-sea life in the Atlantic Ocean. One group of creatures they observed - and captured - during their six weeks in the Atlantic aboard the RRS James Cook is believed to be close to the missing evolutionary link between backboned and...

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2010-05-26 13:30:47

Scientists and agencies monitoring the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are keeping a wary eye on changes in the nearby Loop Current, a warm ocean current that is part of the Gulf Stream. Beginning as a large flow of warm water from the Caribbean, the Loop Current heads up into the eastern part of the Gulf of Mexico and then turns south before finally moving out through the Straits of Florida and northward into the Gulf Stream. Deep and fast moving, the Loop Current often breaks off and forms...

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2010-03-31 15:00:14

The main cause of a rapid global cooling period, known as the Big Freeze or Younger Dryas - which occurred nearly 13,000 years ago - has been identified thanks to the help of an academic at the University of Sheffield. A new paper, to be published in Nature on April 1, 2010, has identified a mega-flood path across North America which channeled melt-water from a giant ice sheet into the oceans and triggering the Younger Dryas cold snap. The research team, which included Dr Mark Bateman from...

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2010-03-26 06:20:52

New NASA measurements of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, part of the global ocean conveyor belt that helps regulate climate around the North Atlantic, show no significant slowing over the past 15 years. The data suggest the circulation may have even sped up slightly in the recent past. The findings are the result of a new monitoring technique, developed by oceanographer Josh Willis of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., using measurements from...

2010-03-24 12:37:00

MUNDELEIN, Ill., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Gulf Stream Turbines LLC is seeking a suitable company or group of investors that will license an invention that can produce continuous low-cost electricity from the constantly flowing Gulf Stream. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100324/CL76006) Unlike the intermittent energy that is in the winds, tides, and waves, the Gulf Stream's kinetic energy is relatively steady because it is produced by a Coriolis force that results from the...

2009-09-29 08:00:22

Cold water cyclones may have strong impact on hurricane intensity and activity Complex interactions between the ocean and overlying atmosphere cause hurricanes to form, and also have a tremendous amount of influence on the path, intensity and duration of a hurricane or tropical weather event. As researchers develop new ways to better understand and predict the nature of individual storms, a largely unstudied phenomenon has caught the attention of scientists at LSU's Earth Scan Laboratory, or...

2009-06-15 09:30:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Gulfstream International Airlines, Inc. said today it has filed a detailed response to the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) findings from a 2008 inspection and proposed civil penalty. The company provided documentation that it believes shows that it was in compliance with the relevant regulations in substantially all of the findings by the FAA and, thus, asserts there were no violations in those cases. The company recognizes, however,...

2009-05-18 12:40:17

U.S. scientists say they have discovered a new pathway for the global ocean circulation known as the Great Ocean Conveyor. Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Duke University said the conveyor belt paradigm says the Gulf Stream-warmed ocean releases heat to the atmosphere in the northern North Atlantic, leaving ocean water colder and denser as it moves north. The cold waters then sink and flow southward along the deep western boundary current that hugs the...


Latest Gulf Stream Reference Libraries

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-23 11:11:02

Warm Eddy- is an area of water that is made up of warm water and is surrounded by areas of colder water. The north side of the Gulf Stream is a very popular place to find these types of eddies as they form when the water gets cut off from the main Gulf Stream current and just sits and spins in the colder water until it’s replaced by colder water. Cold Eddy- is an area of water that is made up of colder water and is surrounded by areas of warmer water. The south side of the Gulf Stream is...

The Gulf Stream Ocean Current
2012-07-16 15:25:39

Image Credit: F-5 Weather Data The Gulf Stream is a warm ocean current that travels from the East Coast of Florida all the way northward along the Eastern Seaboard until it gets near North Carolina and Virginia then it starts to make its way back eastward out to sea. The significant impact of this ocean current, as you can see in the image above, is that the waters are warm and this enhances everything from the climate along the East Coast. It will also lead to a milder winter along the...

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2008-11-25 21:30:15

The masked Booby (Sula dactylatra), is a large seabird of the gannet family, Sulidae. This is a bird of tropical waters and breeds on islands in all tropical oceans except the eastern Atlantic. This is a fairly sedentary bird that winters at sea and is rarely seen far from its breeding grounds. Some Caribbean birds wander north to warm southern Gulf Stream waters off the eastern seaboard of the United States. It is the largest booby, attaining 32 to 36 inches in length with a 60 inch...

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2006-12-26 15:36:04

The Leatherback Sea Turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, is the biggest of all living turtles. It reaches a length of over 8.8 feet and a weight of 2,000 pounds. It is the world's 4th largest reptile. It is found in all tropical and subtropical oceans. It is the only extant species in the genre Dermochelys and the family Dermochelyidae. This species has many unique features that distinguish it greatly from other sea turtles. Its shell lacks the bony scales of other turtles, comprising mainly of...

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