While the Gulf Stream is a western boundary current (WBC), one professor told me that the Gulf Stream is stronger than it should be just by using theoretical calculations of WBC. How much is the heat+volume flux of the Gulf Stream increased by the existence of the MOC?

  • $\begingroup$ I only come across Meridional Overturning Circulation, but not current. If I understand you right, you're suggesting the Gulf Stream is stronger because of the transport of energy from other areas by the MOC? $\endgroup$ – JeopardyTempest Apr 20 '17 at 13:27
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    $\begingroup$ Might I suggest you reach out to that professor for a better answer! $\endgroup$ – JeopardyTempest Apr 20 '17 at 13:27

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