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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Trublbrwing
What "straight answers" are you looking for exactly?
NASA is well suited for Earth studies and has been engaged with them for a while now.
The study this month is being done to help corellate data from the Aquarius satellite (which was launched last year) with detailed on site data.
Of course, there's no point in researching anything about the way our world works, is there?
Really? What anomalies would those be and how they affect climate?
1. "Global Warming" is increasing due to orbital and gravitational anomalies in the Sun-Earth-Moon system.
No. A large area of the surface of the Greenland ice sheet experienced some melting over a very short period of time. It also refroze when the high pressure area which warmed the area dissipated.
2. The Greenland ice sheet melted in four days, that ice entered the ocean and froze around the land mass, this indicates the normal "mixing effect" is malfunctioning.
NASA does Earth sciences.
3. NASA doesn't do "water" so why are they investigating problems below the surface of the ocean?
Um. They are telling us they don't know. They are telling us they are trying to learn more.
Either they know and aren't telling us, or they don't know and aren't telling us, in either case they have not earned the peoples trust.edit on 9/10/2012 by Phage because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by GhostLancer
reply to post by meticulous
The huge/enormous regions of ocean water filled with PLASTIC GOO might have something to do with this, perhaps? Over the last 50 years (the timeline stated in the arti.cle) we humans have dumped so much plastic into the oceans that has been broken-down into tiny particles that have formed into vast regions of plastic "goo." Surely these regions (some the size of Texas or bigger) have affected evaporation and salt content. Who knows what else has been affected since fish/whales end up consuming this unnatural content. Why should this bother you? Because the food chain has been affected and you are eating plastic that has made its way into the fish you eat. Mix this with oil and corexit dispersent from the Gulf of Mexico which has already made its way into other bodies of water... and essentially when you eat fish, you're eating a chemical/petroleum stew.
If there is such a thing as GAIA (a living Earth, perhaps even sentient) then she is surely wounded and upset.
Those articles have nothing to do with "gravitational anomalies in the Sun-Earth-Moon system". They are about using gravitational measurements to study the melting of ice. When a large mass of ice melts it results in a redistribution of mass. A redistribution of mass reveals itself in minute changes in Earth's gravitational field. Satellites (NASA satellites) can be used to measure those changes.
You were talking about the sudden melting of the Greenland ice sheet. Here is what you said:
There was some melting of the Greenland ice sheet over a very large area in June. But you have now changed the subject to the loss of Arctic sea ice. BTW, it was data gathered by NASA satellites which revealed that melting.
The Greenland ice sheet melted in four days, that ice entered the ocean and froze around the land mass, this indicates the normal "mixing effect" is malfunctioning.
They do it poorly.
What "magnetic affect"? What role on the planets? It's true we are seeing things we haven't seen before but that's because we have tools we didn't have before.
So, please enlighten me on the thoughts that some magnetic affect is playing such a role on the planets that we are seeing things our civilization has never documented before now.
Yes, tectonic activity produces earthquakes and volcanoes but there isn't any indication that these things have changed much. Why would the drift of the magnetic pole produce a wild ride on the Earth's crust?
The oceanic vulcanism, driven by the tectonic activity, appears to be a real issue and with magnetic north moving, we may be in for a wild ride on the Earth's crust.
Not so much geological as biological. It seems that the Salton Sea released a large amount of sulfur dioxide and strong winds spread it over a wide area.
There appears to be more frequent activity of a geological nature like the sulfur smell in SoCal today.
Other than being relatively quiet what crazy things has the Sun been doing?
Geo activity bears a part in the whole picture and the Sun has been doing some crazy things,
The Earth's magnetic field is very weak. Ocean currents are driven by the Earth's rotation (Coriolis effect), tides, temperature and salinity. What new "concentric rings"?
Water has magnetic properties and perhaps a big magnetic field like Earth, with a moving magnetic pole, might have caused a shift in the patterns to reflect the new concentric rings being given off by the Earth's magnetic field thus changing the ocean circulation patterns.
These things are worthy of study in relation to the climate and tectonic plate movements of all the planets, IMHO.