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Known as a Rossby wave, its motion combines with pressure on the sea bottom to generate an inaudible solo that resonates from the basin, much like how air blown into a whistle produces a melodic toot.
originally posted by: Spacespider
Sounds to me there is a alien outpost or spaceship parked on the bottem of the Caribbean sea.
originally posted by: Orionx2
Aliens!!!!! Well if they have not killed us yet I guess we don't need to concern our self's with it....
A Rossby whistle: A resonant basin mode observed in the Caribbean Sea
Chris W. Hughes,
First published: 2 July 2016
We show that an important source of coastal sea level variability around the Caribbean Sea is a resonant basin mode. The mode consists of a baroclinic Rossby wave which propagates westward across the basin and is rapidly returned to the east along the southern boundary as coastal shelf waves. Almost two wavelengths of the Rossby wave fit across the basin, and it has a period of 120 days. The porous boundary of the Caribbean Sea results in this mode exciting a mass exchange with the wider ocean, leading to a dominant mode of bottom pressure variability which is almost uniform over the Grenada, Venezuela, and Colombia basins and has a sharp spectral peak at 120 day period. As the Rossby waves have been shown to be excited by instability of the Caribbean Current, this resonant mode is dynamically equivalent to the operation of a whistle.