The Gulf Stream

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The Gulf Stream and Its Influence on Climate and Marine Life

Oceanic Studies 3021
December 8, 2010

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Title -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------pg. 1
Table of Contents--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------pg. 2
Abstract--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------pg. 3
Introduction---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------pg. 4
Gulf Stream description-------------------------------------------------------------------------------pg. 4
What causes the Gulf Stream-------------------------------------------------------------------------pg. 4-5
Gulf Stream Features-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------pg. 5
Gulf Stream function------------------------------------------------------------------------------------pg. 6
Influence in the dissemination of seeds & fruits----------------------------------------------------pg.7
Upwelling zone------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------pg. 7
References------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------pg. 9

The Gulf Stream is one of the most significant and influential currents in the world. It changes in temperature over the ocean, varying climate conditions and typical weather of the North Atlantic area. It extends from Florida to the coast of Nova Scotia, moving a hundred miles in a day. This boundary also changes physical and chemical properties of the ocean water. It reaches a depth of up to 2 kilometers. Also,…...

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