Pete Peterson Columns
Sunday, March 13, 2016
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That's a lot of sverdrup in the Gulf Stream

Coursing along the southern edge of the Florida Keys is the powerful Gulf Stream current. This oceanic “river” of warm water is set in motion by the heating of the southern Atlantic waters by the sun and the persistent strong trade winds blowing along the equator. These forces join together to make the Gulf Stream the fastest ocean current in the world, creating a massive gyre of wa...

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