Excess solar isolation received in the low latitudes of the earth is lost by way of transfer to the overlying air and by way of bodily movements of warm water out of the region. The Florida Current is one such movement of warm water, characterized by its narrow width, high speed, and high temperature. Because of these characteristics, the influence of the Florida Current on atmospheric processes is of paramount importance.
Chew, Frank; Wagner, L. P.; and Work, Robert C., "Final Report: Heat transport of the Florida Current." (1957). RSMAS Technical Reports. 10.