The Gulf Stream begins in the Gulf of Mexico and flows into the Atlantic Ocean. It is a fast-moving ocean current that helps moderate the temperature of Florida and other Southeastern states. The Gulf Stream also plays a role in how a hurricane forms and strengthens before making landfall.Continue Reading
The Gulf Stream is fed by water from the west coast of Northern Africa, thanks to the Atlantic North Equatorial Current. This ocean current flows through the Caribbean islands and the Yucatan Channel, which is between Mexico and Cuba. From here, this current flows into the Gulf of Mexico and then east, exits via the Straits of Florida, flows parallel to the eastern states and flows into the ocean near Cape Hatteras.
The Gulf Stream then splits into several smaller currents, including the North Atlantic Current. This current flows north into the Norwegian Current and moves along the west coast of Europe. Other parts of the Gulf Stream flow into the Canary Current, which ends south of the equator.Learn more about Earth Science
Florida, the southernmost state in the United States, is a peninsula that borders the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. The capital of Florida is Tallahassee, and the state is home to more than 19 million people, as of 2015.Full Answer >
Florida is 500 miles long and 160 miles wide, and most of the state is on a peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Florida is the 22nd largest state and has an area of 65,758 square miles. Its geographic center is 12 miles north northwest of Brooksville in Hernando County.Full Answer >
The 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was primarily caused by a failure of a safety system that resulted in the explosion and destruction of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. The incident is considered to be the worst oil leak in the history of the United States as of 2015.Full Answer >
A Gulf Stream RV owner's manual is available by visiting GulfStreamRVTrailers.com, clicking on the Contact Us link, and then clicking on the Gulf Stream Trailer Owner Manual link. This owner's manual is applicable for all models of Gulf Stream travel trailers and fifth wheels.Full Answer >