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Antarctic ice melting from below, reveals satillite

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posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 08:32 PM
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whatever the reason, shifting currents can be very bad, and that's all that matters really

if the salinity changes in the oceans, climate change will dominate the next decade, regardless of who thinks they are winning the internet debate




posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 09:08 AM
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You want more info, you have to do some due dilligence.


Underwater volcanoes heating Antarctic waters

Newly discovered volcanoes almost two miles tall

11 Jul 2011 - Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have discovered previously unknown volcanoes in the ocean waters around the remote South Sandwich Islands.



Sea-floor mapping technology reveals volcanoes beneath the sea surface

Using ship-borne sea-floor mapping technology during research cruises onboard the RRS James Clark Ross, the scientists found 12 volcanoes beneath the sea surface — some up to 3km (1.86 miles) high. They found 5km (3 mile) diameter craters left by collapsing volcanoes and 7 active volcanoes visible above the sea as a chain of islands.

According to a press release from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States (PNAS), "this sub-sea landscape, with its waters warmed by volcanic activity creates a rich habitat for many species of wildlife and adds valuable new insight about life on earth." (Italics added)

The research is also important for understanding what happens when volcanoes erupt or collapse underwater and their potential for creating serious hazards such as tsunamis

Speaking at the International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences in Edinburgh Dr Phil Leat from British Antarctic Survey said,

“There is so much that we don’t understand about volcanic activity beneath the sea — it’s likely that volcanoes are erupting or collapsing all the time. The technologies that scientists can now use from ships not only give us an opportunity to piece together the story of the evolution of our earth, but they also help shed new light on the development of natural events that pose hazards for people living in more populated regions on the planet.”
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www.antarctica.ac.uk...



posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 05:55 PM
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Thanks for the additional information. I, myself, find the discovery of the volcanoes very fascinating. Appreciate the input and link.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 11:45 AM
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YW, also, a year or a couple of years back we had another thread in which we were talking about the anomalies of warm water in the edges and under the edges of Antarctica and i was able to link, with pictures, at least some of the anomalies of the warm water to known underwater volcanoes. I wish I had the link to that thread but I am using a new computer. i will try to find that thread.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 11:52 AM
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Here is a photo where you can see some of the underwater volcanoes at the edges of Antarctica.



The description calls them seamounts, but I got this picture by doing a search for "map of underwater volcanoes in Antarctica".

Will see what else I find.
edit on 30-4-2012 by ElectricUniverse because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 12:00 PM
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BTW, the count for the number of underwater volcanoes is higher than 200,000. There are an estimated 3,477,403 underwater volcanoes worldwide...

www.themoralliberal.com...



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 06:17 PM
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Thanks a lot.... I got side tracked earlier in the thread by a poster going off into a climate change debate, which I wasn't denying, but needless to say, I didn't finish researching about the volcanoes. Thanks for any new photos/info. that you can add to the topic.




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