Meteorological observations do not support the death of the Gulf Stream

Media reports of the disappearance of the Gulf Stream — the warm current in the North Atlantic, which largely determines the climate of northern Europe — not confirmed any meteorological observations or calculations, said the head of the Russian Hydrometeorological Center Roman Vilfand.

He noted that in the specialized meteorological scientific publications is not a message about the disappearance of the Gulf Stream.

"The question is, for sure, is associated with some speculative thoughts, so they can write — due to global warming is melting the ice of the Arctic Ocean. And the melted glacier water from the north moved into the temperate southern latitudes, the surface of the ocean becomes more cold and warm Gulf Stream a kind of "dives" on those cold water. However, no physical-mathematical model of the world ocean, not the actual data do not support this theory, "- said Vilfand during an online conference hosted by RIA Novosti.

According to the head meteorologist in December, January and early February abnormalities exceed the average value on the surface of the ocean by two degrees.

"For the ocean is very much", — he said.


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