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Newest Evidence of Glacier Cap Melting?

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posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 04:44 PM
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This past week, several indications of high tides around the world may suggest Earth's glacier caps may be melting at a rapid speed after all.



"ALERT: East Coast water levels are currently running above predicted tides

Starting in early June 2009, observed tides have been increasingly elevated above predicted tidal elevations along the entire U.S. East Coast from Maine to the east coast of Florida. During the period from June 19 thru June 24 for instance, these water levels were running between 0.6 to 2.0 feet above normal depending upon location. As of July 1, these anomalies continue, but running lower at 0.3 to 1.0 ft. above normal. It is not unusual for smaller regions and estuaries along the U.S. East Coast to experience this type of anomalous event at this time of year, however the fact that the geographic extent of this event that includes the entire East Coast event is anomalous. CO-OPS will continue to monitor this event and will provide further information on the causes, amplitudes, geographic extent, and the duration of the event.
urbansurvival.com...




India's financial capital of Mumbai was put on a high-tide alert with officials expecting a water rise of up to 197 inches (5 meters).

High tides lash the coast near the Gateway of India in Mumbai on Thursday.

Sea tides are expected to rise 5 meters Friday, 4.9 meters Saturday and 4.7 meters Sunday, according to a bulletin by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.
edition.cnn.com...




posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 05:23 PM
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That also may help explain the ridiculously wet and cold summer we are having in Southern Ontario (as well as most of North America).

The ice is evaporating and the air coming off of it would be colder?? That might explain the extreme cold everywhere (its a hair above 70 in one of the warmest cities in Canada today).

The extra water displaced by the ice falling off the shelf can explain the tides as well as the increased rainfall.

Might be something that the "Global Cooling" crowd should consider..



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 05:28 PM
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The high tides are a result of the combination of a perigeal moon (closest part of its orbit to Earth) and the new moon (moon and sun are aligned). This is not all that unusual, happening 3 or 4 times a year.

Last June and July tides of these level were also occurring.



[edit on 7/24/2009 by Phage]



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 05:33 PM
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.....observed tides have been increasingly elevated above predicted tidal elevations along the entire U.S. East Coast from Maine to the east coast of Florida.

Were there predictions not taking in account the dynamics of the moon/earth relationship?



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 05:38 PM
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Correct. I misread.


The tides in some locations are exceeding predicted levels. According to these charts, low atmospheric pressures could be at least partly responsible
tidesonline.noaa.gov...

Low pressures do raise sea levels, but not to this extent.

[edit on 7/24/2009 by Phage]



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 05:43 PM
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According to NOAA (same site that Urbansurvival Linked from).

The difference between the "perigean spring tides" and the normal tidal ranges for all areas of the coast is small. In most cases the difference is only a couple of inches. The largest difference occurs in certain areas of the Alaska coast where the range of the tide was increased by approximately 6 inches. But considering that these areas have an average tidal range of more than 30 feet, the increase is but a small percentage of the whole (less than a 2% increase).

According to original article : " these water levels were running between 0.6 to 2.0 feet above normal depending upon location."

That doesn't sound like a couple of inches... Sounds more like 7 - 24 inches.

I don't live near the coast so I can't verify the increased tides.. But... I can verify that it is the wettest (and coldest) summer of my 28 year memory.



posted on Jul, 24 2009 @ 05:54 PM
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The 0.6 to 2 foot excess over predicted levels was in June. It's not quite as extreme in July but still higher than predicted. And yes the predictions do, of course, include the perigee of the moon.

tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov...



posted on Jul, 25 2009 @ 07:25 PM
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interesting that people are posting that they are having cold summers. San Antonio has had 39 consecutive 100 degree days (at Stinson Field) and today was yet another one. Most of our summer season has been over 100, and no end in sight as August and September, warmer months, come.

This is hot weather, even for us. Sitting in the car with the AC on high doesn't keep the car cool.



posted on Jul, 25 2009 @ 08:57 PM
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And here in indiana we're having, according to NOAA, the coldest weather we've ever had, on record.

definitely been that way for a month now, at least. Normally we'd see minimum 85 degrees at this time of year. we're getting low-mid 60s.



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