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2012-08-13 14:50:23

If a hurricane's path carries it over large areas of fresh water, it will potentially intensify 50 percent faster than those that do not pass over such regions, meaning it has greater potential to become a stronger storm and be more devastating.

Winds Played Important Role In Keeping Oil Away From South Florida
2012-07-09 16:41:40

New NSF funded study shows how currents and winds shaped where hydrocarbons from Deepwater Horizon went

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2011-05-31 14:00:00

According to new research, cool waters just below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico cause the strongest hurricanes to lose intensity before they hit that part of the US coast.

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2011-04-21 11:35:00

Coastal residents and oil-rig workers may soon have longer warning when a storm headed in their direction is becoming a hurricane.

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2010-06-29 08:45:14

This Envisat radar image acquired over the Gulf of Mexico on June 22, 2010 shows that the oil spill (outlined in white) has radiated all over the Gulf of Mexico basin and is also continuing to feed into the Loop Current (red arrow).

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2010-06-14 07:54:10

High tech tools, top-notch science play part in finding 23-mile long plume off Florida's Treasure Coast.

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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.

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2010-05-19 07:40:00

Scientists monitoring the US oil spill with ESA’s Envisat radar satellite say that it has entered the Loop Current, a powerful conveyor belt that flows clockwise around the Gulf of Mexico towards Florida.

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2010-01-23 07:15:00

The strongest Atlantic hurricanes may almost double in frequency by the end of the century as the planet warms.

2010-01-06 12:37:49

'Observation of the Deepwater Manifestation of the Loop Current and Loop Current Rings in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico'.


Latest Loop Current 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...

The Loop Ocean Current
2012-07-10 18:20:32

When it comes to learning about the weather it is very important to understand about the oceans. The reason for this is that ocean currents can play a major role on not only weather but also the climate of a region. The current that we are looking at is called the Loop Current. If you look at the image above you can see that it’s situated just off the west coast of Florida and extends into the Gulf of Mexico. The Loop current is a warm current and this creates a warmer surrounding in...

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