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Seas Striped With Newfound Currents
Natural History Magazine ^ | Jul 14, 2008 | Brendan Borrell

Posted on 07/14/2008 2:20:53 PM PDT by decimon

Sailors and scientists have been mapping ocean currents for centuries, but it turns out they’ve missed something big. How big? The entire ocean is striped with 100-mile-wide bands of slow-moving water that extend right down to the seafloor, according to a recent study.

(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: coastalenvironment; environment; godsgravesglyphs; oceans

1 posted on 07/14/2008 2:20:53 PM PDT by decimon
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To: blam; SunkenCiv

Ping.

Polynesian seafarers have been said to be able to track ocean currents. In the past, at any rate. Maybe this is how they managed to cross the Pacific.


2 posted on 07/14/2008 2:24:13 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

The poor, women, children and minorities will be hardest hit.


3 posted on 07/14/2008 2:26:27 PM PDT by Roccus (I love my country...the government is another story.)
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To: decimon

4 posted on 07/14/2008 2:33:44 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: decimon

Global Warming!!!


5 posted on 07/14/2008 2:58:55 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Obama for President!)
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To: decimon
The entire ocean is striped with 100-mile-wide bands of slow-moving water that extend right down to the seafloor

Sounds rather like the cloud bands on Jupiter...Do they alternate direction?

Regards,
GtG

6 posted on 07/14/2008 3:32:39 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray

And when Rose O’Donnell goes swimming in the ocean in her big red bikini, I guess that qualifies as the Red Spot.


7 posted on 07/14/2008 3:34:42 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: decimon
Polynesian seafarers have been said to be able to track ocean currents. In the past, at any rate. Maybe this is how they managed to cross the Pacific.

Nah, we used boats. ;-)

8 posted on 07/14/2008 3:35:40 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray
Do they alternate direction?

BINGO! We have a winner!

I wonder if they have noticed the similarity to Jupiter yet...Now they need to discover a stationary, cyclonic eddy current between two bands and the analogy would be complete.

GtG

9 posted on 07/14/2008 3:40:38 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray
Do they alternate direction?

The article says the 'stripes' alternate in the direction they move. I don't know if individual stripes change direction.

10 posted on 07/14/2008 3:40:53 PM PDT by decimon
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To: coconutt2000
Nah, we used boats. ;-)

Real men would ride sharks. ;-)

11 posted on 07/14/2008 3:42:26 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon
Real men would ride sharks. ;-)

Was tried. Sharks must be fed though, and we ran out of lawyers.

12 posted on 07/14/2008 3:44:20 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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Sharks must be fed though, and we ran out of lawyers.

Then you guys had better lawyers than did the Westerners. Sharks won't eat our lawyers out of professional courtesy.

13 posted on 07/14/2008 3:47:56 PM PDT by decimon
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Sharks won't eat our lawyers out of professional courtesy.

We had less discerning sharks.

14 posted on 07/14/2008 3:50:10 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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15 posted on 07/14/2008 5:11:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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“Nikolai A. Maximenko of the University of Hawaii at Manoa and colleagues developed a precise new method for measuring the topography of the ocean surface by combining data from satellites and from the movements of more than 10,000 drifting oceanographic buoys. In doing so, the team generated detailed maps, in which they first noticed the peculiar striations. Some scientists initially dismissed the stripes as statistical artifacts, but Maximenko’s team dug deeper, looking for a similar pattern in water temperature measurements from two test areas in the Pacific. “


16 posted on 07/14/2008 5:29:35 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Daffynition

I like that!!!!


17 posted on 07/14/2008 5:30:15 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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A worldwide crisscrossing pattern of ocean current striations has been revealed through measurements made by drifting buoys over a period of more than 20 years and through satellite readings of ocean velocity. Blue bands represent westward-flowing currents and red bands indicate eastward-flowing currents that move at roughly 1 centimeter per second. Credit: Nikolai Maximenko, University of Hawaii


18 posted on 07/14/2008 5:38:39 PM PDT by Fred Nerks ( IT'S A HOOT IT'S A TOOT!)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray
I wonder if they have noticed the similarity to Jupiter yet...Now they need to discover a stationary, cyclonic eddy current between two bands and the analogy would be complete.

The eddy is located at the center of the Bermuda Triangle!

19 posted on 07/14/2008 7:01:32 PM PDT by night reader (NRA Life Member since 1962)
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To: decimon

Interesting. These currents ride piggy back on the previously known ocean currents.


20 posted on 07/14/2008 8:11:36 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray

......Sounds rather like the cloud bands on Jupiter......

Now that’s a very interesting thought. Fluid is fluid is fluid


21 posted on 07/15/2008 5:01:12 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Conservation? Let the NE Yankees freeze.... in the dark)
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To: decimon
Wow, this is amazing, who would have ever thunk it. /sarc

Maybe this is the reason for global warming. /sarc

Scientist are so arrogant, they think they know all the answers, that is, until new answers come up.

22 posted on 07/15/2008 5:04:56 AM PDT by Dustbunny (Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. The Gipper)
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To: decimon

This reminded a friend of the long known phenomenon of icebergs.

Icebergs generate an attractive 360 degree current around them. That is, water is pulled towards them from all sides, and when cooled by the iceberg, sinks straight down, pulling in more water.

This was mentioned in one of the Patrick O’Brian Aubrey-Maturin novels, and O’Brian was known as a stickler for facts.


23 posted on 07/15/2008 8:46:14 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: decimon

Fascinating, Captain.


24 posted on 07/15/2008 9:49:08 AM PDT by colorado tanker (Number nine, number nine, number nine . . .)
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