The Gulf Stream Explained

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Learn about the role of the sea in global warming.
The global conveyer belt is part of the large-scale ocean circulation that is driven by differences in the density of the waters. It plays a key role in keeping the climate at balance and Europe warm. Global warming may change it forever with unforeseeable consequences.
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Brandon Liddle
Brandon Liddle - преди 4 месеца
Jamie Porter
Jamie Porter - преди 5 месеца
when will you make a video on plate tectonics ?
ThatOneGuy 78
ThatOneGuy 78 - преди 7 месеца
This comment is so sad
Talha Zaheer
Talha Zaheer - преди 7 месеца
4 people have liked this comment. I am one of them... the chosen four.
someone unimportant
someone unimportant - преди 8 месеца
The greatest Chigone they post this comment on every video, to get people to buy their merchandise
Kirk McIntyre
Kirk McIntyre - преди 2 дни
Something's not adding up in this video. When it gets to the arctic the salt content increases? With the melting ice of the arctic shouldn't it decrease? After all the arctic ice is fresh water. Melt an ice cube into a glass of salt water and the salt water gets diluted (less salty). Therefore, logically speaking, if there was no melting ice to dilute the water and the planet is now warmer, more water should evaporate and the ocean would become even more salty. This would in turn make more water sink even faster thus speeding up the global conveyor, not stopping it. What am I missing?
Kirk McIntyre
Kirk McIntyre - преди 2 дни
My understanding has always been that it's because of the fresh water being introduced by the melting ice in the Arctic that the salter water coming from the south is force down due to its salt content causing it to have a greater density. In this scenario the "Global Conveyor" could come to a stop once the Arctic ice is no more, but that's not how he explains it.
Phillip Nakov
Phillip Nakov - преди 10 дни
Thank you for sharing this brilliant video with the world. It’s refreshing to see a Non-US centric video - and although I’m American- it is nice to see the impact on other players of this global event and what global warming means to others besides ourselves. Thank you! On this note, have you a recommendation of where I could find video or reports of the Ice melting in Antarctica and where these currents would take these pieces of floating land masses ? Thank you!
Star God
Star God - преди 13 дни
I'm,,, it's straight-up not call the Chimneys?? I don't know where you got that name- it's called the Denmark Strait Cataract... I just,, I don't get where you even began to come by such misinformation...
Sqnder - преди 13 дни
Kurzgesagt is teaching me more than school and better than school
son up
son up - преди 16 дни
The midrange will flux wide or narrow, but Coriolis effect that creates the pump is driven by larger yet forces. Gravity and electrostatic pressure interfacing with the thermodynamic mass causes the (coastal/marine - shallow/deep - hot/cold pump. There are major assumptions being made without straightforward modeling data that is easily demonstrated by interdiciplinary physicians.
So as I see it, this fearmongering by the Leftists like all other mongered up scientific studies, assumes much outside of reason, evidence, and demonstrable example. Other that skewed anecdotes, group think, and extreme confirmation bias blindness there is no there, there.
This is a perfect opportunity to show the collapse of scientific sophistry and the mathematical return to replicable example.
Also, re-understanding the heart pump will assist our cleanup/ filtering efforts to focus valuable resources exactly where the maximum benefit can be achieved.
Andy Low
Andy Low - преди 18 дни
why ocean currents do not scatter? if they warm - they ought to flow wide and stream should break apart.
Mathias Oppegaard
Mathias Oppegaard - преди 25 дни
CircumCrippled TV
CircumCrippled TV - преди 29 дни
One of the oldest Kurzgesagt videos!
Chris Russell
Chris Russell - преди 29 дни
am i sensing an ongoing theme here?
HellsSgt - преди месец
The currents can’t stop they are driven by the rotation of the earth and the gravitational force of the poles. They would be affected by global warming redirect or slowdown but not stop. Right?
Lena Marteau
Lena Marteau - преди месец
There was a TARDIS wasn't there ? 4:13
Dustfinity -
Dustfinity - - преди месец
I would love to watch a remake of this video! longer and covering all the interactions with each current, what theyre called, what causes them, what happens when two meet, etcetc instead of just the gulf stream, even if it has to be cut into multiple parts, its very interesting and there isnt that much information about it, even less laid out in laymans terms, thanks!
The Best Narcissist
The Best Narcissist - преди месец
So I learned nothing about viscosity but apparently blood rises
ian davies
ian davies - преди месец
While the Gulf stream does add up to 5C heat to Europe and particularly the British isles, it's the warm winds that blow from the gulf that is the real heater , adding up to 15c. So, if the Gulf stopped Britain would have colder winters, but on;y by 5c, which wouldn't be catastrophic
Sterya - преди месец
this video was shown in my geography class today. thank you Kurzgesagt, very cool
GreyerMop - преди месец
The dentity will change.
Rodrigo - преди месец
Lol "when the climate changes"
Aryan Das
Aryan Das - преди месец
Global Warming a big concern....need to act on it soon
Elena Hope Carstens
Elena Hope Carstens - преди месец
I absolutely love the hidden Tardis in so many videos 💜💜💜
Nebucadneza - преди месец
Someone please show this to trump
Tijl Trienen
Tijl Trienen - преди 2 месеца
Strong gulfstream = lots of warm water transport to greenland. = icemelt = over time lower salinity = weaker gulfstream = ice growth = paris climate accord being a big fat hoax.
xr29fb32 - преди 2 месеца
I thought the main function of the ocean’s conveyor belt was to spread all of the plastic trash and nets all over the ocean creating a mine field for all marine life?
Luis S.
Luis S. - преди 2 месеца
This is totally wrong!!
The reason NY is colder than Europe at the same latitude has nothing to do with Gulf Stream but with the fact that in the northern hemisphere, the wind blows from West to East and NY is at the Eastern part of the USA which means in winter the air blows from Western USA to Eastern USA and as it does, it cools off and reaches NY much colder than on the Western side of the USA, where temperatures are similar to Western Europe.
Why do you think the coldest winter temperatures are in Eastern Siberia? Its again because the whole Asian continent cools off in winter and the air goes from West to East and when it reaches Eastern Siberia is at its coldest.
Similarly in summer, because the USA warms up, the East part of the USA is warmer than the Western USA.
Gulf Stream does absolutely nothing! Its a myth !!
Jonathan Wells
Jonathan Wells - преди 2 месеца
Since the heat pump ocean current is moving past the faster melting ice, isn't the extra un-salty water moved right along with it to all the ocean currents and mixed in throughout the whole world only to get salty at the equator again ? Just sayin.
Brandon Liddle
Brandon Liddle - преди 2 месеца
Guys ask who joe is lol
Brandon Liddle
Brandon Liddle - преди 2 месеца
Oh thats me
Brandon Liddle
Brandon Liddle - преди 2 месеца
Brandon Liddle
Brandon Liddle - преди 2 месеца
whos joe
Okoboji - преди 2 месеца
I’ve always thought that anything man can create or build, mother nature can easily destroy. Take for example modern dams that keep millions of gallons of water from traveling downstream. It’s a great marvel that humans have created, but again, a flood, an earthquake, or a change in the composition of the soil can destroy a dam’s power to hold water back very, very quickly. It’s the same with the use of fossil fuels used to power almost anything in the world, but if we push too far, nature can easily push back and obliterate anything humans worked so hard to create.
AJD - преди 2 месеца
Thank you, kurz.. umm.. ges.. something
Sylvhide Sab
Sylvhide Sab - преди 3 месеца
That was super useful! Just one thing: 2:26 the salt content doesn't rise by water evaporating (it's way to cold for that) but by water turning into ice which increase the concentration of salt in the water. It also increase in density turning into colder water as explained at the beginning of the video.
paulohyp - преди 3 месеца
Sorry scientists, I have a hard time believing in all of this.
How is it possible to track this currents in the first place.
Seriously. How? In this large scale.
You just made a pretty videos with arrows pointing the currents ...
I just watched a documentary on Netflix, which claims, millions of pounds of sand travel thousands of kilometers through air, from Africa to the amazon.
I don’t believe that either.
Icewind007 - преди 3 месеца
You should believe the scientists who have put in the time and effort to understand these, not disbelieve it due to your ignorance. I you really wanted to know, just research it. Search engines are at your fingertips. In any case, I used to work for the NOAA, and we use many buoys to track several aspects of the ocean at many depths. Using this information, we can tell where the current is moving and how its properties change from one location to another. This is just one of many ways we can tell. We also have satellite observation technology and floating GPS trackers. Just google "NOAA How Are Currents Measured" and you will get a very in depth article about how it's done.
Uzair Ahmed
Uzair Ahmed - преди 3 месеца
Im doing a project in college, in which Im making an engine using the thermohaline circulation as inspiration. And from this, Ive found one problem: the circulation system doesn't work as an engine, it works as a heat exchanger... the difference may not matter to the lay man, but still...
Infidel Heretic
Infidel Heretic - преди 3 месеца
Warmer summers and possibly cooler winters ahead for Europe
tsartomato - преди 4 месеца
that was sparse on detail
Howard Petterson
Howard Petterson - преди 4 месеца
Just like brexit. Nobody knows what will happen for good or bad
Thomas Guedens
Thomas Guedens - преди 4 месеца
Lol my geography teacher actually showed us this video twice in class
Andromeda Galaxy
Andromeda Galaxy - преди 4 месеца
Yes, we all know that Africa is green.
XIAN Can’t believe
XIAN Can’t believe - преди 4 месеца
🦆 Duck
John-Paul Mitchell
John-Paul Mitchell - преди 4 месеца
So, saltier water is denser than less salty water... and the very salty Gulf Stream stops because it won't fall when the ice caps melt more and cause the surrounding water to become less salty?
Did I understand what they said correctly?
Bernardo do Cruzeiro
Bernardo do Cruzeiro - преди 4 месеца
at 1:25 a rise in salt content? did he meant to say a rise in the salt concentration (due to water evaporation and salt content staying the same)?
Shamborg - преди 5 месеца
Is climate change in relation to the Gulf Stream a negative feed back mechanism? How so?
Derrick Peterson
Derrick Peterson - преди 5 месеца
I live in south Florida and fish the gulfstream all the time. Cool to see a video about it.
Andrew Ryan
Andrew Ryan - преди 5 месеца
bettysman - преди 5 месеца
dated. more is known.
C W - преди 5 месеца
And you don't think there's a God that planned all this?
Prototype Man X
Prototype Man X - преди 5 месеца
No, just natural evolution of the planet and of the species :)
Tifa Yotefani
Tifa Yotefani - преди 5 месеца
4:13 tardis
Aeturnalis - преди 5 месеца
I wonder what life is like for the 545 inbred incel troglodytes who gave this video the thumbs down.... it certainly must be miserable for them.
Jose Pimentel
Jose Pimentel - преди 5 месеца
Who's here after watching the day after tomorrow?
Reece C
Reece C - преди 5 месеца
I love the tardis in these videos.
Sean Gjoka
Sean Gjoka - преди 5 месеца
Dr who
AngriffsPanda - преди 5 месеца
Old but gold.
Yoga Armuza
Yoga Armuza - преди 5 месеца
Global temperature up >
Global conveyor slowing >
North hemisphere become colder >
Global temperature down >
Global conveyor become fast >
North hemisphere warming >
Global temperature up >
Global conveyor slowing >
When can I stop? Lol
*Just joking don't take it seriously*
Alan Turing
Alan Turing - преди 6 месеца
MrTroll - преди 6 месеца
this guys voice has not changed at all
ReaPeR 2039
ReaPeR 2039 - преди 6 месеца
I like how Canada is white
Nemo Bad
Nemo Bad - преди 6 месеца
Wow, weather is so interesting!
Jake Broe
Jake Broe - преди 6 месеца
I'm watching Kurzgesgt's old videos and it is fun to see how much their animation style has improved over the years. But these oldies are still good!
-FUN MEMES- - преди 6 месеца
.Gulf stream.
Jxsh - преди 7 месеца
very cool, kanye!
How Not to Sail a Boat
How Not to Sail a Boat - преди 7 месеца
Our upcoming video is about crossing the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas on our sailboat on our way from the US back to Australia - I wish that we had watched this video first!!
Maxi From Earth
Maxi From Earth - преди 7 месеца