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 ?
- Typical width: 100 km
- Thickness: 800 to 1200 m
The plot below was extracted http://oceanmotion.org/. To my opinion this website is one of the best for both information and data.
8.2. Kuroshio (Japan Current)
Also know as Black Current or Japan Current. Warm current with annual average surface temperature of about 24 °C (75 °F).
Surface current speed: 2.5 m/s
Average Transport: 25 MCM/s
Typical width: 100 km
Thickness: 800 to 1200 m
East Australian Current
Antarctic Circumpolar Current