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Is the Gulf Stream the current flowing north along the east coast of North America a cold current or a warm current?

The Gulf Stream, together with its northern extension the North Atlantic Drift, is a warm and swift Atlantic ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico and stretches to the tip of Florida, and follows the eastern coastlines of the United States and Newfoundland before crossing the Atlantic Ocean as the North …

What type of current is the Gulf Stream?

The Gulf Stream is a strong ocean current that brings warm water from the Gulf of Mexico into the Atlantic Ocean. It extends all the way up the eastern coast of the United States and Canada. The Gulf Stream is a strong ocean current that brings warm water from the Gulf of Mexico into the Atlantic Ocean.

What two currents converge to the Gulf Stream?

The Gulf Stream is formed from the convergence of the North Atlantic Equatorial Current bringing tropical water from the east, and the Florida Current that brings warm water from the Gulf of Mexico.

Why do airplanes take longer routes?

A route that looks longer on the map is because of the distortion created with map projections like the Mercator projection. In navigation, pilots often use great circles (geodesic) as the shortest distance flight.

Do planes adjust for curvature?

Aircraft altitude is measured (inferred) by atmospheric pressure. There is no adjustment needed as the aircraft will naturally follow the curvature of the earth without any input from the pilot. This is because the aircraft flies through the atmosphere which also follows the curvature of the earth.

Do planes fly in straight lines?

Ask the Captain: Why don’t planes fly in a ‘straight line?’ Answer: It is shorter to fly the Great Circle route than a straight line due to the circumference of the earth being so much greater at the equator than near the poles. Q: Captain, I often follow trans-Atlantic flights between Europe and the USA.

What is the longest direct flight?

Singapore Airlines

Are Boeing 707 still flying?

The 707 is no longer operated by major airlines. American actor John Travolta owned an ex-Qantas 707-138B, with the registration N707JT. In May 2017, he donated the plane to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society near Wollongong, Australia.

What is the most dangerous commercial airplane?

Here we have a list of top 5 most dangerous aircraft models.

  • Tupolev Tu 154 – 7 Fatal Crashes.
  • CASA C-212 – 11 Fatal Crashes.
  • Ilyushin Il- 76 – 17 Fatal Crashes.
  • LET L-410 – 20 Fatal Crashes.
  • Antonov 32 – 7 Fatal Crashes.