Re: Antarctic Ice Shelf Collapses
I am more interested in DIRECTION of wind/current rather than whole
picture (global warm/cooling) and how that relates to defects in Gaia
The prevailing current around Antarctica is EASTWARD. The fact that
in one general area there is a warm anomalie indicates to me,
especailly the topography of the terresphere there, an eddy formation
and a westward wind to the region.
How this is related to warmer ocean temperatures there is difficult
to tell. Does the warmer oceans cause a change in ocean currents? I
would say yes. Look at the east coast of the US--clearly hydrate
fields are not doing well.
--- In methanehydrateclub@y..., fredwx <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> I see that the SST have been above normal near the Larsen Ice Shelf
> but I do not know for how long. I have also read reports of cooling
> temperatures across much of Antarctica. Is it Global warming or a
> change in ocean currents?
> --- In methanehydrateclub@y..., pawnfart <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > Somber news related to warming waters in the Southern Oceans--not
> > only has NOAA blown their El Nino call but with this kind of ice
> > dumping into the Southern Ocean and the end of the flaring cycle
> > double peak you can forget about an El Nino for years.:
> > Antarctic Ice Shelf Collapses
> > This is the largest single event in a series of retreats by ice
> > shelves in the Peninsula over the last 30 years. The retreats are
> > attributed to a strong climate warming in the region. The rate of
> > warming is approximately 0.5 degrees Celsius per decade, and the
> > trend has been present since at least the late 1940s.
> > http://www.nsidc.org/iceshelves/larsenb2002/index.html