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Telco cables wanted for climate research

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posted on Aug, 13 2010 @ 08:58 AM

Submarine cable network of use to Sydney scientist.

Scientists have called for telecommunications companies to open up their old and new submarine cables to climate change research.

According to Sydney University scientist John Yuzhu You, undersea cables could be used to monitor currents, salinity, seismology and ocean temperatures.

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What a great idea, using current infrastructure to better understand mother earth. The science behind it is also very interesting:

As water moved around a cable, it generated an electromagnetic current that could be measured by voltmeters at cable landing stations, You explained.

Voltmeters would cost up to $3,000 to set up, he said, and because fibre optic cables could remain under the sea for decades, they could be a consistent, continual source of data for researchers.

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