Comparative table “Current of the Gulf Stream and the West Winds”.

Signs of comparison of currents Gulf Stream 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 Westerly winds
Direction of movement From the Gulf of Mexico northeast along the eastern shores of North America In the Southern Ocean around Antarctica
Water temperature Warm Cold
Speed 10 km / h 3.5 km / h
Width Hundreds of kilometers 2500 km
Length 3000 km 30,000 km
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