Why the 'Gulf Stream' Is a Misnomer

Why the 'Gulf Stream' Is a Misnomer
Weather Underground via AP

At school, we learned that the Gulf Stream was the warm current that flows across the Atlantic. Yet according to oceanographer Julie Deshayes, things aren't quite so simple. The scientist prefers to speak of the “Atlantic Overturning Circulation” to describe the many ocean eddies that converge on Europe.

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