Name / Description

North Atlantic Current

Type

Currents, Trenches, Ridges, and Streams

Length (miles)

1500

Part of / Flows into

North Atlantic

Additional Notes

Turns one part of the eastern end of Gulf Stream northward and northeastward up off west coast of England and Scandinavia; forms the southeastern/counter-clockwise limb of the North Atlantic subpolar gyre. Links the Gulf Stream to the south and the Greenland Current to the north.

External Links

Surface Currents of the Atlantic Ocean