Originally posted by Outland
Science, good or bad, has little to do with one's spelling ability and you should check your own spelling as well.
First of all, if i was to put up a site which is claiming to have good scientific data, I think it is important to check the spelling as it speaks
volumes on whether or not the owner of that source, or site, has truly put enough time in it. Am I posting such a site claiming this? No.
Anyway, I think we should stay on topic, so i am not going to point at your own spelling mistakes and make this thread another ridiculous attempt to
start an attack between members, much less over spelling. There is a difference between having a discussion between members in a site such as this
and having spelling mistakes, and posting a web site for the only purpose of giving valuable scientific data.
You are not the only one having folllowed this topic for years.
The fact is that we know that the current in the Atlantic is changing, and this change in the Ocean conveyor will cause extreme weather conditions in
those regions close to the northern hemisphere. That's a fact.
Second it has also been found that there is strong magmatic activity underneath the Artic Ocean, and this is also a cause for the apparent melting of
glaciers around the north pole, which releases more fresh water into the Ocean and causes the North Atlantic Ocean conveyor to slow down even more,
and could even stop, in the not so distant future.
"The Gakkel ridge is a gigantic volcanic mountain chain stretching beneath the Arctic Ocean. With its deep valleys 5,500 meter beneath the sea
surface and its 5,000 meter high summits, Gakkel ridge is far mightier than the Alps. This is the site of seafloor spreading that is actively
separating Europe from North America, and was the goal of the international expedition AMORE (Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge Expedition) with two research
icebreakers, the "USCGC Healy" from USA and the German "PFS Polarstern". Aboard were scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and
other international institutions. The scientists had expected that the Gakkel ridge would exhibit "anemic" magmatism. Instead, surprisingly strong
magmatic activity in the West and the East of the ridge and one of the strongest hydrothermal activities ever seen at mid-ocean ridges were found.
These results require a fundamental rethinking of the mechanisms of seafloor generation at midocean ridges (Nature, January 16 and June 26)."
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You also have this.
Going to depths for evidence of global warming
Heating trend in North Pacific baffles researchers
A puzzling heating trend on the bottom of the North Pacific has left oceanographers scratching their heads.
Since 1985, just south of the Aleutian Islands and about 3 miles beneath the waves, in a pitch-black realm haunted by "Finding Nemo"-style fish with
nasty fangs and glowing antennae, the temperature has risen by a tiny fraction of a degree -- five-thousandths of a degree Centigrade, to be exact.
Sounds slight, right? But the temperature shouldn't be rising at all, or hardly at all, over such a geologically short time, according to respected
computer models. The history of science shows that slight discrepancies occasionally lead to big discoveries, hence oceanographers are carefully
scrutinizing the find.
"We find that the deepest waters of the North Pacific Ocean have warmed significantly across the entire width of the ocean basin," Japanese and
Canadian scientists report in the current issue of the journal Nature. "
Excerpts taken from.
Another theory says that the solar cycles are the ones responsible for climate change.
"The Ice Age is Coming
by Zbigniew Jaworowski, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.
The authors colleague, K. Cielecki, excavating an ice sample from a shaft in the middle of an ice cliff at Jatunjampa Glacier in the Peruvian Andes.
The black lines reflect a summer deposition of dust on top of particular annual ice layers. The black layer near the top of Cieleckis head was formed
after the 1963 eruption of volcano Gunung Agung in Bali, Indonesia, causing the highest volcanic dust veil in the atmosphere since 1895. Some of the
other black lines reflect local eruptions."
Excerpt taken from.
There is another theory that has been presented is that it is not so much a Global warming as an Ocean warming, which will cause also cooling in other
areas. I think this theory has "some" good points to offer about the changes we are seeing on the climate.
"Shivering in the Surf
Atlantic's Sudden Temperature Dive A Midsummer Mystery for Scientists
By John F. Kelly
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, August 7, 2003; Page A01
David Quillin, a surfer from Maryland's Eastern Shore, knows what cold seawater feels like: It makes exposed flesh feel like it's burning, sets
hands and feet to tingling, numbs the body and, after repeated dunkings, produces a painful "ice cream" headache.
The 38-year-old architect expects all of this when he surfs the frigid waters off Ocean City in January. He didn't expect it in the middle of summer.
But it's just what Quillin encountered when he paddled his board into the surf two weeks ago.
"I've never experienced it in my whole life," he recounted, "where the water right along shore could be that radically cold."
Quillin isn't alone in his observation. Surfers, lifeguards, anglers and others who regularly dip a toe into the Atlantic have noticed this summer
that water that is typically bathwater-warm has occasionally become fjord-cold.
"During [most of] July, our water temperatures were, I would say, right around normal," said Capt. Butch Arbin, head of the Ocean City Beach Patrol.
That's in the low 70s. About two weeks ago, he said, "there was a tremendous change in temperature, [dropping] as much as 10 degrees overnight."
Excerpts taken from.
A lot of this information can also be found at.