Gulf of Mexico: geography, states, Gulf Stream

General information on the Gulf of Mexico, where it is, were wet and temperature characteristics of the waters that give rise to the phenomenon of the Gulf Stream.

Geography Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico, which is located in the south and north of the US than Mexico, is one of the largest bays in the world. Elliptical enters into communication with the Caribbean Sea through the Yucatan Channel and the Atlantic Ocean through the Strait of Florida.

The water temperature is maintained at the surface always above 20 ° C even during the winter months. Bordering on it coasts of the US Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas in addition to those Mexicans Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo.

Current of the Gulf of Mexico

From the Gulf of Mexico in North America apart from the famous Gulf Stream that makes it livable most of the European Atlantic coasts.

In the Gulf of Mexico, enclosed between two large peninsulas of the Yucatan in Mexico and Florida in the United States, huge masses of water are subject to overheating of sunlight after which the tendency would be to go back to the north, but the rotation of the the earth to deviate to the right while maintaining the forward speed too high which causes deviate even more to the east just meet other water masses with lower speed.

From this clash of large bodies of water comes the path traveled by the Gulf Stream.