Florida Current

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Florida Current Part of the Gulf Stream that extends from the southern tip of Florida to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. It is a fast-flowing (1–3 m/s), narrow (50–75 km wide), and deep current, still evident at depths of 2000 m, where velocities of up to 10 cm/s have been measured. It is an example of a western boundary current.

Florida current

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Florida current Part of the Gulf Stream: it extends from the southern tip of Florida to Cape Hatteras, N. Carolina. It is a fast flowing (1–3 m/s), narrow (50–75 km wide), and deep current, still evident at depths of 2000 m where velocities of up to 10 cm/s have been measured. It is an example of a western boundary current.

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