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Gulf Stream
In-depth website by researchers describes the Gulf Stream, its place in the North Atlantic Gyre, influence on weather and climate, and role of eddies and rings in distributing heat and salinity. A history, 16th to 20th centuries, describes scientists' developing understanding of the Gulf Stream and evolution of oceanographic instruments used to study it, with special details on satellite observations. Also covered: the importance of oceanography and the Gulf Stream to naval applications.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Physical oceanography
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other use information is unknown. Please consult the resource directly for the latest information.
DLESE Catalog ID: BRIDGE-1104
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Laboratory

Publisher: United States Naval Academy