Gulf Stream Countercurrent

Gulf Stream Countercurrent

[′gəlf ¦strēm ′kau̇nt·ər‚kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
A surface current opposite to the Gulf Stream, one current component on the Sargasso Sea side and the other component much weaker, on the inshore side.
A predicted, but as yet unobserved, large current deep under the Gulf Stream but opposite to it.