logo

Video encyclopedia

02/05/1775 Gulf Stream mapped for the first time

4:12

Ben Franklin and The Gulf Stream.

5:04

The Gulf Stream Explained

14:47

GRUMMAN PICCARD PX-15 SUBMERSIBLE BEN FRANKLIN GULF STREAM RESEARCH MISSION 32934

American polymath, Benjamin Franklin, published the first map of the Gulf Stream after becoming interested in the matter as a deputy postmaster of the British Colonies. Franklin noticed that ships needed more time to bring mail from England than they required travelling in the opposite direction. The Gulf Stream itself was first observed by Ponce de León.
    Explore contextually related video stories in a new eye-catching way. Try Combster now!
    • Essentials 

    • History 

    • Properties 

    • Formation and behaviour 

    • Localized effects 

    • Effect on cyclone formation 

    • Possible renewable power source