posted on May, 28 2007 @ 02:51 PM
As previously posted the Gulf Stream Current has been doing odd things this month (at least at the surface).
See this thread: Here
During this last 7 days several cold spots have formed in the same area which the Gulf Stream velocity maps have shown a southern diversion of the
Atlantic current. (DEOS is the Department of Earth Observation and Space Systems in the Netherlands).
You can see the last 20 days in this animation. Watch the cold water (green) move south along the African coast and the extent of the super-cold
waters (purple) east of Iceland: Here
Here is the corresponding DEOS surface current map:
If you compare the maps you can see the two regions where the cold water is in the same locations as the southernly bleed-off. In fact, between May
14th and the 20th, a second southern flow branched off about 200 miles west of the first. As you can see, along the coast of the U.S. the Gulf Stream
is still warm and moving, but it apparently being blocked by this cold water flowing in from the north.
If you look at the Atlantic weather right now, you will see that the Eastern U.S. coast is baking in the 90's F, but in Ireland and England the
temperatures are unusually cool (as low as the 30's F at night).
IMHO, this is the most disturbing thing I've seen yet. To quote the movie The Day After Tomorrow
, "I think its happening ..." Unlike
Hollywood though, this shutdown is in slow-motion, and I believe we are in for a rather drawn-out weather shift.
We'll see, won't we?
[edit on 28-5-2007 by Avastar]