Skip to comments.Rhythmic Submarine Volcanos And El El Niņos
Posted on 08/29/2005 1:37:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
The real cause of El Ninos is still obscure. However, the recent discovery of over 1,000 previously unmapped submarine volcanos rising from the seafloor in the eastern Pacific may lead to El Nino's source. The synchronous eruption of, say, 100 of these volcanos might warm the ocean around Easter Island a tad -- just enough to warm the atmosphere above a bit -- resulting in a shift of the high pressure area.
(Excerpt) Read more at science-frontiers.com ...
The Browning Newsletter will run you about $225 a year.Check the climate before you investEvelyn Browning Garriss, a climatologist and editor of the Browning Newsletter, noted some impacts of climate on businesses last week at Bartlett & Co.'s annual institutional investors conference.
by Patrick Larkin
Ms. Garriss correctly called the current El Nino by following volcanic activity in - and under - the Pacific Ocean, believed to be a major cause for El Ninos.
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submarine volcanos ? Magnetic anomoly? Caterpillar drive?
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Not for nothing, but this info is "shown" in an old atlas', circa 1890. It shows these hot spots "In color" as a pattern, i.e., something that is re-occurring. I read separately from a circa 1850 book that methane is the varmit that gets into the atmosphere.
Aren't methane hydrates responsible for the "Bermuda Triangle" phenomena?
I've heard that hundreds if not thousands of caterpillars are lost each year in the caterpillar drive. Takes forever too.
Melted under public scrutiny, appropriately enough. :')
Don't know anything about that. The atlas shows this "activity" in the Pacific. The other book is all about volcanoes in general but gets specific as they relate to certain areas. I will look into it.
Understandable with all those damn trees in the way!
>> Aren't methane hydrates responsible for the "Bermuda Triangle" phenomena?
They may be, there are vast deposits in the Gulf of Mexico and off of Florida... http://marine.usgs.gov/fact-sheets/gas-hydrates/title.html
I saw a real piece at a rock and mineral show. It is a stone that changes to methane gas. They had some stored in dry ice, it was cool.
Some day we will begin to mine the stuff.
The hardest part though is branding them after you've rounded them all up. Have to use teeny tiny branding irons (much too small for Pete to cut his teeth on) and be real careful how deep you mark them.
Chandler's Wobble Causes Earthquakes, Volcanism, El Nino, and Global Warming
Michael Wells Mandeville | 2004 | Michael Wells Mandeville
Posted on 01/18/2005 8:58:05 PM PST by IGBT
There's a deposit off a part of North Carolina's coast which would supply US natural gas needs for more than a year. The total gas hydrate deposits on the ocean floors would run the entire civilization for thousands of years.
>> There's a deposit off a part of North Carolina's coast which would supply US natural gas needs for more than a year. The total gas hydrate deposits on the ocean floors would run the entire civilization for thousands of years.
Now all we need to do is get this past 40 rat Senators and a couple of hundred thousand environmentalist fanatics.
Start gathering twigs now if you want hot food in a decade, as these deposits will go unexploited until well after the lights here go out.
An interesting post! Who knew that geothermal influence on earth's weather is so significant?
Ahh, but the problem lies in accesssing the stuff. If you do exploratory drilling via a vessel and have an escape, the vessel will sink. Same for any type of floating platform. If you were to use a stiff leg derrick, it would need near infinite jack-up cpapbility that can simultaneously handle collapses as the reserve is depleted/mined.
I suppose horizontal/directional drilling could work. I wonder if production would require 2-way pumping. Heat may be required to liberate the methane from the hydrate form.
Very interesting idea. However, the enviroweenies will likely never allow such a thing, as the won't even allow wind farms on subaqueous terra firma.
Sorry, I have no idea how I got two "El" in the title of this topic. From my links page:
Energy: Alberta's Tar Sands
Energy: California's crisis
Energy: Coal in a Nice Shade of Green (thanks neverdem)
Energy: Coal-to-liquid solution for energy woes
Energy: EU in push for support on nuclear fusion reactor... (thanks AKSurprise)
Energy: Fossil Fuels Made without Fossils
Energy: Heavy-Metal Nuclear Power
Energy: Here is what the acolytes of solar power don't want you to know... (thanks Boot Hill)
Energy: High oil prices hurt OPEC's influence
Energy: How Long Will the Oil Age Last?
Energy: Iran warns US, European pressure on nuclear could prompt oil crisis
Energy: Israel Strikes Oil ("New Find Fuels Israel's Economy")
Energy: Japan's Top Court Gives OK To Reopen Monju Fast Breeder Reactor
Energy: Major Iraq wheat deal for US
Energy: New Mystery of Water
Energy: Norton Confidently Makes Case for Alaskan Oil Drilling
Energy: Oil from Coal (a nice digest post from 2001)
Energy: Petroleum Will Not Run Out Before We Burn Up
Energy: Resolved -- It wasn't about oil
Energy: Tumbleweeds good for uranium clean-up [DU contaminated soil cleansed, plants harvested]
Energy: Warning -- the Hydrogen Economy May Be More Distant Than It Appears
Energy: Where Our Energy Will Come From
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From your links, gas hydrates are not stable in liquid water unless it is some km below sea level.
In any case, with our current rising energy costs, expoloitation may become viable.
Thanks, interesting stuff. Especially the info on the wealth of untapped gas(es).
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