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Ocean Currents

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Current
a horizontal movement of water, such as the Gulf Stream off the east coast of North America, or air, such as the jet stream
Gulf Stream
a warm swift current in the Atlantic Ocean that flows from the Gulf of Mexico along the eastern coast of the United States and then northeast towards Europe
El Nino
the unusual warming of the surface waters of the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. It causes changes in wind patterns that have major effects on weather all across the globe
La Nina
a widespread cooling of the surface waters of the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. It's the opposite of El Nino