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Antarctica 2017

Unread postPosted: Sun 01 Jan 2017, 14:20:15
by onlooker
http://m.dailykos.com/story/2014/03/05/ ... l=facebook
The Antarctic Half of the Global Thermohaline Circulation is Collapsing

Re: Antarctica 2017

Unread postPosted: Sun 01 Jan 2017, 23:11:26
by Rod_Cloutier
Meanwhile, Obama and the Pope are sneaking down to Antarctica to visit the Antarctic pyramids from this otherwise reliable news reporter:

https://youtu.be/HVAI07f-5M0?t=45m12s
https://youtu.be/5CyX7nC72fM?t=17s

Who are we kidding about getting people focused on catastrophic climate change, when what people really want to know about is the Antarctic pyramids, go figure.

Re: Antarctica 2017

Unread postPosted: Mon 02 Jan 2017, 02:23:01
by kiwichick
@ rod.....get help dude!!!

Re: Antarctica 2017

Unread postPosted: Mon 02 Jan 2017, 16:40:07
by dolanbaker
onlooker wrote:http://m.dailykos.com/story/2014/03/05/1281907/-The-Antarctic-Half-of-the-Global-Thermohaline-Circulation-is-Collapsing?detail=facebook
The Antarctic Half of the Global Thermohaline Circulation is Collapsing

Original story published Mar 05, 2014 5:52pm GMT
Anything happened since then?

Re: Antarctica 2017

Unread postPosted: Mon 02 Jan 2017, 17:33:54
by dohboi
https://eos.org/research-spotlights/not ... ly-thought

Notorious Ocean Current Is Far Stronger Than Previously Thought

The Antarctic Circumpolar Current is the only ocean current to circle the planet and the largest wind-driven current on Earth. It's also 30% more powerful than scientists realized.


173 Sverdrups!! Holy cow!

"[One sverdrup is equivalent to 1 million cubic metres per second (264,000,000 USgal/s).

The entire global input of fresh water from rivers to the ocean is equal to about 1.2 sverdrup " !!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sverdrup

Re: Antarctica 2017

Unread postPosted: Thu 05 Jan 2017, 21:06:42
by vox_mundi
Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away

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An iceberg expected to be one of the 10 largest ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica, scientists say.

A long-running rift in the Larson C ice shelf grew suddenly in December and now just 20km of ice is keeping the 5,000 sq km piece from floating away.

Larsen C is the most northern major ice shelf in Antarctica. Larsen C is about 350m thick and floats on the seas at the edge of West Antarctica, holding back the flow of glaciers that feed into it.

Researchers based in Swansea say the loss of a piece a quarter of the size of Wales will leave the whole shelf vulnerable to future break-up.

Last year, researchers from the UK's Project Midas reported that the Larsen C rift was growing fast.

But in December the speed of the rift went into overdrive, growing by a further 18km in just a couple of weeks. What will become a massive iceberg now hangs on to the shelf by a thread just 20km long.

However, they are concerned about how any break-off will impact the rest of the ice shelf, given that its neighbour, Larsen B, disintegrated spectacularly in 2002 following a similar large calving event.

Re: Antarctica 2017

Unread postPosted: Mon 09 Jan 2017, 14:38:55
by kiwichick