posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 06:22 PM
reply to post by Arken
The anomaly in the weather data looks more like an obstruction in just one point of a multiple source system's signal path to me. Most small boat
owners will recognize a related effect with their own radar. ...Someone put their hand in front of the faucet by analogy. Could be a plane, a bird or
simply the station handling that sector went off line for a while - computers crash. (Global data is a patchwork quilt of signals digitally stitched
together, so obstruct one source and you get some funky patterns in the remaining receivers... or the receiver that is lacking its transmitter). Also,
note that once data is added to a big picture map the data on these maps does not necessarily originate from the point of origin of the scanning
signal... all depends what the main patchwork system is set up to do with the various sources it knits together.
Ascension has been an important British base for a very, very long time. It was the hub of an over-the-horizon-communications system when the British
still had an Empire and ruled the seas. It probably remains so today. ...Also how the World Service spoke to that side of the world via relays - I
believe the BBC still does that for S America and the S Atlantic.
The World service am broadcast antennas were the most powerful in the world - truly huge - at least they were in the 1970's when I studied them.
(Back then if you lived near those transmitters they used to keep your copper central heating pipes warm without turning the heat on).
Many RAF pilots have undertaken the long, unpleasant trip to ascension - as did more than a few British fighting men during the Falklands war.
(Pilots invariably end up peeing into bottles on that flight).
If you go on science vacation at one of the Antarctic research bases you often end up with a layover in the Ascensions as one stop on the long way
there - bottle emptying stations provided.
Ditto that Brazilian and Portuguese pilots on trips to their own mystery island - which is Trinidade
Linear patterns on the sea floor in Google maps are more likely to be to do with the GPS grid pattern taken by the vessel making the plot than they
are features on the bottom. Similar to a jpeg slowly loading, the more an area is scanned the more information you get - first depth, then seabed
detail. Here you are seeing a diamond partial of the latter.