||The western portion of the great ocean gyre circulation, which moves along the eastern
coasts of the continents. These currents are deeper (up to 1,000 meters) and faster
moving than eastern counterparts. The western intensification, due to Coriolis forces
being stronger in the latitudes of the Westerlies that steer Western boundary currents,
is responsible for the great speed and intensity of these currents. WBCs transport
warmer tropical waters into the cold higher latitudes and have a great effect on both
oceanic and terrestrial climate, water temperatures and distribution of biota.