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North Atlantic Drift

North Atlantic Drift, warm ocean current in the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a continuation of the Gulf Stream, the merging point being at lat. 40°N and long. 60°W. Off the British Isles it splits into two branches, one going south (the Canary Current) and the other going north along the coast of W and N Europe, where it exerts considerable influence upon the climate as far as northwestern Europe.

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North Atlantic Drift

North Atlantic Drift An oceanic surface current in the North Atlantic, which flows from the Grand Banks off New-foundland eastwards to north-western Europe, forming a northerly extension of the Gulf Stream. This diffuse, shallow and relatively warm current has an ameliorating influence on the climate of the coastal regions of north-western Europe.

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North Atlantic Drift

North Atlantic Drift Oceanic surface current in the N. Atlantic, flowing from the Grand Banks off Newfoundland eastwards to north-western Europe and forming a northerly extension of the Gulf Stream. This diffuse, shallow and relatively warm current has an ameliorating influence on the climate of the coastal regions of north-western Europe.

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