Skip to comments.Why locating MH370 in the Southern Ocean is so difficult
Posted on 03/25/2014 6:27:58 AM PDT by don-o
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The ocean eats things. It’s scary how often boats go down without a trace. The thing I’ve been pointing to on this is that it took us 6 weeks to find the Challenger’s cockpit and hundreds of cameras and all of NASA’s tracking equipment watched it happen. When you get a situation like this where basically nothing was watching when the plane went down the chances of it being found are basically zero. If it’s found it’ll be one of those random events, somebody will be doing the Cousteau in just the right place and find the tail.
Does anyone really believe that in the era of the hubble telescope, G.P.S. tracking and spy satellites that can read a license plate from space, that all the governments of the world couldn’t track or find a 300 foot airliner equipped with satellite technology? In the words of INMARSAT NOT LIKELY
Looking up - not down
Someone signal turn off
and spy satellites that can read a license plate from space,
License plate too small. Be like an ant on a football field.
that all the governments of the world couldnt track or find a 300 foot airliner equipped with satellite technology?
Kinda looks that way.
I foresee a news article a year or two from now with the headline “Could this be Flight MH370?” with photos of a 777 in some Middle East country painted in a different scheme and a blurred photo of a plane part showing a serial number specific to the lost plane.
Things disappear in the ocean all the time. Ships go down in well traveled water and never get found. A lot of the stuff you’re point too means nothing. The Hubble doesn’t look at earth, GPS requires a device to be pinging satellites, spy satellites can read lots of fine detail AFTER you know where to point them. 300 feet of plain in in 28 MILLION square miles worth of ocean (assuming it went down in the Indian Ocean like Inmarsat thinks) is basically invisible. Even if we drop it to the Southern Indian Ocean now you’ve “reduced” the zone to 14 million square miles.
This is reality not a TV show, mysteries don’t get solved in 42 minutes in reality. Out in reality mysteries often never get solved.
They aren’t BS at all. They just don’t apply to this situation. They’re useful for looking at things we KNOW where to look. We look at military bases of known enemies all the time, they’re good for that, we know where the bases are. This went down in the middle of nowhere. The last time anything interesting happened in this part of the world was never. There was simply no reason to have of our satellites looking there, even if they were passing over at just the right moment they weren’t taking pictures because pictures of empty ocean are a waste of bits. The only BS in all this is coming out of you expecting all the world to work like an NCIS episode.
>>, the water is swept along at very high speeds, sometimes almost 2m a second.
It starts breaking up and forms eddies. <<
Around and around in a circle -— at very high speeds, sometimes almost 2m a second.
They were on that plane that went down.
You might check those miles again.
Big mistake on my part. I hope the search teams didn’t use my calculations. Should be 93.16 nautical miles. Multiplied instead of divided.
p.s. You are the only one to catch my error. Hat tip in your general direction.
This area, known as the “roaring forties” due to its latitude of 40 degrees, has a long reach for wind to travel completely around the globe with no continental land masses to interfere. Consequently the sea is tumultuous with high waves of 40 feet or more as the norm.
i think the US knowa exactly where it is.
Operative word CAN. It doesn’t mean they did. They need to have a reason to pay attention to a given area, the middle of the southern Indian Ocean is generally not on the pay attention list. You can’t rewrite history, if they weren’t taking pictures of the area at the time the plane went down then no footage exists. This is the big difference between the real world and CSI world, in the real world you have to tell the satellite operator you want footage of an area and time BEFORE the satellite is there at that time, in 42 minute solution world the satellites always just HAPPEN to have recorded what our startlingly good looking investigator need to break the case.
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