The Florida Current results from the movement of water pushed from the Atlantic into the Caribbean Sea by the rotation of the Earth (which exerts a greater force at the equator). The water piles up along Central America and flows northward through the Yucatán Channel into the Gulf of Mexico. The water is heated in the Gulf and forced out through the Florida Straits, between the Florida Keys and Cuba and flows northward along the east coast of the United States.
Florida Current: low-frequency variability as observed with moored current meters during April 1982 to June 1983.
Jan 18, 1985; The Florida Current is known to exhibit energetic transport fluctuations in the period band of several days to several weeks (1)...