Gulf Stream

Scientists fear that the Gulf Stream - the immense, enigmatic force behind ferocious weather and mild climate - is being remade. The effects could be profound.


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Gulf Stream Links

Here are some links to sites on ocean currents, misconceptions about climate change, and a forecaster of the stream's currents.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Ocean and Climate Change Institute

Some misconceptions about climate change

Jenifer Clark's website
Jenifer Clark offers forecasts of Gulf Stream currents to sailors, fishermen and racers.

The North Atlantic Current
This site offers information on currents in the Atlantic Ocean.

A dozen journalists worked to produce "A Mighty Stream."

Anthony R. Wood, 57, has been writing about weather for as long as he has been at The Inquirer - 25 years. He attended Temple University, was a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow at the University of Michigan, and worked for United Press International before joining The Inquirer. He lives in Wayne with his wife and two sons.

Jonathan Wilson, 56, has been a photographer since 1971 after he graduated from Temple's Tyler School of Art. He joined The Inquirer in 1987, covering education and environmental issues as a photojournalist. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife.

Cynthia Greer, 49, has worked as an artist at The Inquirer for 10 years. A graduate of Wichita State University, she previously worked for the Associated Press. She lives in Philadelphia.

Sterling Chen, 31, has worked as a page designer for The Inquirer since 1996 after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in Wayne with his wife and two children.

The Rest of the Team

Online presentation Alan Baseden, news artist; Jennifer Musser-Metz, day online editor; Sherry Howard, executive editor, Inquirer Online.

Graphics editor John Duchneskie

Photo editor Cheryl Shugars

Copy editors Charles Peitz, Bruce Morris

Project editor Trish Wilson