Sunday, October 22, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Arctic Ocean freshwater bulge detected

Posted on Tuesday, 24 January, 2012 | Comment icon 2 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: Ansgar Walk

 
Scientists have detected a huge bulge of fresh water 8000 cubic km in size in the western Arctic Ocean.

The bulge is thought to be the result of strong winds whipping up a clockwise current in the region. "In the western Arctic, the Beaufort Gyre is driven by a permanent anti-cyclonic wind circulation," said Dr Katharine Giles. "It drives the water, forcing it to pile up in the centre of gyre, and this domes the sea surface."

"The data (1995-2010) indicates a significant swelling of water in the Beaufort Gyre, particularly since the early part of the 2000s."

  View: Full article

 Source: BBC News


  Discuss: View comments (2)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Calibeliever on 24 January, 2012, 13:30
Interesting stuff ... I don't think it would go well for Europe if there was a major shift in this balance.
Comment icon #2 Posted by theminstrels on 24 January, 2012, 19:20
It honestly wouldn't go well for anywhere for a salinity level change in one of the major oceans.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6010927
258494
170332

 
Moon photobombs the Sun on NASA images
10-22-2017
Solar observations made by a satellite were interrupted this week when the Moon made a sneaky appearance.
Near-complete tyrannosaur fossil found in Utah
10-22-2017
Palaeontologists have unearthed the skeleton of a meat-eating dinosaur dating back over 76 million years.
Huge magnetic tail discovered behind Mars
10-22-2017
NASA scientists have revealed the existence of an invisible magnetic tail trailing behind the Red Planet.
NASA's ion thruster breaks propulsion records
10-21-2017
The prototype thruster could one day propel the first Mars astronauts all the way to the Red Planet.
Other news in this category
Fear of snakes 'is of evolutionary origin'
Posted 10-21-2017 | 16 comments
A new study in Germany has suggested that we are born with an innate fear of snakes and spiders....
 
When you die you are aware that you are dead
Posted 10-19-2017 | 27 comments
A new study has suggested that the mind can still be active even after the body stops showing signs of life....
 
Google invents an AI that learns on its own
Posted 10-18-2017 | 17 comments
The search giant has developed an artificial intelligence capable of learning without human intervention....
 
Supervolcano could erupt sooner than thought
Posted 10-13-2017 | 9 comments
The enormous supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park could erupt with only a few years' warning....
 
Mystery surrounds giant hole in Antarctica
Posted 10-12-2017 | 3 comments
A hole in the ice larger than the Netherlands has been described by scientists as 'quite remarkable'....
 
Could floating wind farms power the planet ?
Posted 10-10-2017 | 23 comments
Scientists believe that wind farms in the North Atlantic could provide enough electricity to power the world....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ