All Subjects
      All Types

        Info

        Grades

        6-12

        Accessibility

        Auditory, Visual, Caption, Transcript

        Permitted Use

        Stream, Download and Share


        Part of NOVA
        213 Favorites
        35630 Views

        What Causes the Gulf Stream?

        Even with the waves lapping at their feet, few people consider ocean currents and their importance to global climate. Although the Gulf Stream cannot be seen flowing by off North America's East Coast, in Western Europe, the current's warming effect is undeniable. This video segment adapted from NOVA uses satellite imagery to illustrate the Gulf Stream's path and animations to explain how atmospheric phenomena cause it to move.

        Contributor:
        Funder:
        Producer:

        You must be logged in to use this feature

        Need an account?
        Register Now