Path of the Gulf Stream and Charleston Gyre easily identified in this map.

Figure 3. The path of the Gulf Stream (shown with white arrows) is easily identified on this sea surface temperature satellite image, where warm waters appear as oranges and reds, and cooler waters as yellows, greens and blues. The deflection of the Gulf Stream by the Charleston Bump results in the development of a counterclockwise rotating eddy, called the Charleston Gyre.

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