posted on Sep, 17 2014 @ 05:14 PM
a reply to: theworldisnotenough
The current is slowing like it normally does. It has in the past, and it will again in the future. It allows for the ocean to grow colder, which
allows the air around it to go colder. The winds over the Gulf Stream are what help keep Europe warm, along with the Gulf Stream current.
Winds affect the surface currents and temperature, which again, if you had read the pdf, you would see that the higher temperature only affects the
top 100 meters or so of ocean, otherwise known as the surface current area.
The Conveyor Belt
When the wind blows, it creates a surface current, that pushes the warm water along. Once the warm water moves out of the way, the colder deeper water
moves up to replace it, cooling the ocean, and helping to move nutrients along. Without the winds to move that surface layer of water out of the way,
there is nowhere for the cooler water to go, except to stay deeper, where it can't cool the surface layer. Ergo, you end up with warmer surface
edit on 9/17/2014 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)