A simple model is used to explore a feedback mechanism which may be significant in the formation of the Gulf Stream. The feedback operates through the drag coefficient which is a function of the sea-air temperature difference. The model is divided into interior and western boundary regions which are overlaid by an atmosphere with a constant meridional temperature gradient....
Behringer, David, Lloyd Regier, and Henry Stommel. 1979. "Thermal feedback on wind-stress as a contributing cause of the Gulf Stream." Journal of Marine Research 37, (4). https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/journal_of_marine_research/1492