Comparative table “Current of the Gulf Stream and the West Winds”.
November 12, 2020
|Signs of comparison of currents
||Current of the West Winds
|The reason for the formation of the current
||The confluence of waters flowing from the Gulf of Mexico and waters driven by the wind from the coast of Africa
|Direction of movement
||From the Gulf of Mexico northeast along the eastern shores of North America
||In the Southern Ocean around Antarctica
||10 km / h
||3.5 km / h
||Hundreds of kilometers
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