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A Giant, Mysterious Hole Has Opened Up in Antarctica

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posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 03:55 PM
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a reply to: Baddogma>>>> I was listening to a guest and weekend host on Coast To Coast AM and they mentioned the ice melt in Antarctica. It got a little convoluted when they suggested that perhaps the ice melt might be CAUSING the increase in geothermal activity. ???? That was so blatantly backwards reasoning that I wrote them off as being pro global warming and anti science. But temperatures at the poles haven't been rising, they've been at normal or even below normal ranges and ice has been increasing. The ice melt and sliding of glaciers has been linked to volcanic activity at the south pole. If I want a more mysterious cause, I could say it was aliens or they're building something down there and that explains the rumors about teams going down there in secret. Anyway, enjoy the approaching ice age and if you have beach front property you're going to get some extra property as sea levels continue to drop.




posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 05:51 PM
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a reply to: pavil
The Maud rise is indeed of volcanic origin. It is also very old. It is thought it is the result of a hot spot which was left behind a long time ago. About 100 million years ago. Not likely to be active.


Based on the presence of mantle xenocrysts, the high concentration of incompatible elements, the spatial and chem-ical affinity with other ocean island basalts from the area, and the relative age of the basalt (overlain by late Campanian sediments), it is suggested that Maud Rise was probably generated by hot-spot activity, possible during a ridge crest jump prior to 84 Ma (anomaly 34 time).

www-odp.tamu.edu...


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posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 06:00 PM
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By the way guys

Have no fear..

Secureteam10 has picked up the story!!

Oh man...



posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 06:09 PM
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a reply to: Dutchowl



The ice melt and sliding of glaciers has been linked to volcanic activity at the south pole.
This story is not about glacial ice.



Anyway, enjoy the approaching ice age and if you have beach front property you're going to get some extra property as sea levels continue to drop.
Sea levels are not dropping.

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posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 06:27 PM
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a reply to: Reverbs

Cue the spooky keyboard music!

Man, if they show a saucer flying out of some random ice hole...



eta: unintentional! I'll leave it as is!

edit on 16-10-2017 by TEOTWAWKIAIFF because: didn't mean it! Sorry.



posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 06:41 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

Hahaha, but to be fair, it's to be expected.



posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: Reverbs

This story has gone in strange directions!

I've learned a bunch. Overall, it is nice to see something that is not completely known.

The story keeps popping up in various places like it is brand new. Now featured in a secureteam10 video! Sometimes I miss The National Enquirer! Oh, I haven't looked, but I wonder what the Onion has done with this? Oh well.




posted on Oct, 16 2017 @ 06:53 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

Rod from god?
Punched a hole with his pole?

Lol


I hope we get further developments.
I was pleasantly surprised with the neutron stars today, so who knows?
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posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 12:52 AM
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a reply to: Phage

This is a periodic phenomenon
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...



posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 05:52 AM
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Someone is trying to catch a polar bear.

There are green pea's placed near the edge, next they wait for a bear to come over for a pea ... then they kick it in the ice hole.



posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 09:12 AM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF




Subjective analysis of Antarctic polynia by ATS member Ophiuchus 13...

Some things to be considered before analysis.

a) Does the polynia that has formed breach completely through the top ice sheet/shelf surface ice down into the continential shelf ground line?

b) Or does the vertical depth of the polynia stop before fully breaching the lower ice sheet/shelf before touching the ground?

I feel these questions are important in order to better grasp the "activity" going on there.

If the polynia does punch completely down through to the continental shelf there could be various activities causing it so far inland.

Activities such as:

New, forming or now active dormant volcanos releasing large amounts of heat from below the ice sheet/shelf.

The heat source or sources collectively are forming a hole or holes from multiple sub sheet/shelf ice volcanos.
The hole or holes combined heat from multiple heat sources breach the upper ice sheet/shelf above Antarctic continental ground forming the polynia from continental shelf up to ice sheet/shelf surface...

Or there is some sophisticated intelligent activity going on down there. As a Conspiracy Theorists I will let your imagination decide


The scenario b)

Visualize the ice sheet/shelf horizontally fracturing in various areas. Over time the fractures seal and refill with sea water that freezes.
Now visualize a deep groove formed from a larger again horizontal fracture within the ice shelf that reaches deep into the ice sheet. This fracture then allows warmer sea water to flow in further inland below the thicker ice shelf/sheet.

Since the warmer sea water is able to flow through the deep horizontal fracture or groove and not be sealed and refrozen the ice above it at a faster rate melts, forming the polynia further inland perhaps until the sea water below freezes again.



posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 01:12 PM
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a reply to: Ophiuchus 13

Thanks for illustration and analysis!


As for what is happening here... it is "mysterious"...

 

The ice sheet does not touch the sea floor. Phage said the polynya is over 16,000 feet of open water.

There are layers of water below the ice sheet (stratified, like your illustration). It sits over a floor shelf known as the Maud Rise. That typically appears from under sea volcanic activity. There appears to be no current volcanism (it is an old structure).

Something appears to be mixing the layers below the sheet ice causing the hole to form. And grow. It appeared last year. The last season it grew to a huge size (same size as Lake Superior). The satellite photo at OP source shows open water so this goes all the way through. The quote was, "it looks like somebody punched a hole through the ice".

Phage posted a paper from the arXiv asking if the ice from the melted area mixes with the sea water causing it to reform. The mixture may be held by the Maud until conditions are right when the water moves upward causing the polynya.

This is a conspiracy site, right? So always open to other explanations or comments!

 


That is a brief summary from the questions and responses to this thread.

Many thanks to all how have contributed to the thread!




posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 04:33 PM
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originally posted by: Timely
Someone is trying to catch a polar bear.

There are green pea's placed near the edge, next they wait for a bear to come over for a pea ... then they kick it in the ice hole.


No polar bears in Antarctica.



posted on Oct, 17 2017 @ 04:38 PM
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a reply to: Phage

I was letting have one!


(I know it just his sense of humor!)





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