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The cold blob versus the Gulfstream


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,254 ✭✭✭ Nqp15hhu

    The Greenland currents flow to the west. So wouldn’t they need to divert Southeast to cool our waters?

    Obviously without the Gulf Stream waters would cool slightly. But I can’t see a major cooling unless the Greenland currents divert.

    The Gulf Stream is still very much evident:

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,853 ✭✭✭ pauldry

    This cold blob seems to affect our Summers more than our Winters.

    There seems to be many cool spells in our Summers affected by the cold blob. Winter is probably relatively cool already so not as noticeable.

    Though maybe because not as much ice around Greenland is melting in Winter the cold blob is not there as much in Winter as in NOAA chart above.