gyres-ocean-currents-world-map

 

8.1. Gulf Stream & North Atlantic Drift

The Gulf Stream along with the North Atlantic Drift, it is a strong, warm ocean current that originates at the tip of Florida, and follows along the eastern coastlines of the United States and Newfoundland before crossing the Atlantic Ocean and land to the UK

  • Average current speed: 1.8 m/s
  • Surface current speed: 2.5 m/s  ?
  • Typial width: 100 km
  • Depth: 800 to 1200 m

The plot below was extracted http://oceanmotion.org/. To my opinion this website is one of the best for both infromation and data.

Ocean-motion-plot-of-Gulf-Stream

8.2. Kuroshio (Japan Current)

Benguela Current

Peru Current

East Australian Current

California Current

Antarctic Circumpolar Current

Alaska Current

Oya Current

Aleutian Current

Tsushima Current