[Beowulf] For grins...India

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Wed Dec 10 18:07:37 EST 2008


On Dec 10, 2008, at 10:39 PM, Nifty Tom Mitchell wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 08:37:54AM -0500, Robert G. Brown wrote:
>> On Wed, 10 Dec 2008, Dan.Kidger at quadrics.com wrote:
>>
>>> And I am sure Iceland would find it much easier to do the machine  
>>> room
>>> cooling than say Spain or the Southern USA
>>
> .....
>>
>> In the meantime, the advent of the overdue ice age will...
> ----
>
> And in many of the 'global warming' reserch groups are those that are
> looking at 'anoxic' ocean regons in the ocean as bad side effects of
> global warming.  In a geologic perspective it is exactly the  
> environment
> that sequestered so much carbon as coal.  These regions and processes
> may be critical in keeping the lid on CO2 in the atmosphere.
>
> As for the north polar cap it would be interesting to model the  
> warm water
> flow of the Japan Current as it encounters the Bering Strait.  Only  
> 53 Miles
> wide the warm water flow change into the artic with less than a  
> meter rise
> in the sea level would be large (%age) and have a butterfly effect  
> on the artic.
> On the converse, a probject to place a meter+ thick gravel flow  
> barrier would
> be an engineering project akin to a railroad ballast 53 miles long  
> (easy).
> With GPS locators dredge/ fill/ rock could be placed with precision  
> to this end and PERHAPS
> reverse the shrinking of the artic ice sheet and increase the  
> albedo of
> the earth and perhaps restoring the status quo in this regard.
>

Of course as usual such a barrier has some political implications.
Putin's building 5 new aircraft carriers not even days after oil was  
found underneath the northpole
with a russian flag on the bottom already.

If there is ice once again over there how is he gonna get out the oil  
out of there?

> OK grosly simplified but there are not many environmental pinch points
> with as much global leverage.
>
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuroshio
>
> Others are thinking about this.  But are they able to modeling it?
>

What we need is accurate calculations.

All the accuracy goes to military currently not to climate modelling  
it seems. Why is that?
Politicians just 4 years to power each one of 'em?

>   http://psc.apl.washington.edu/HLD/Bstrait/bstrait.html
>
>
> -- 
> 	T o m  M i t c h e l l
> 	Found me a new hat, now what?
>
> PS: the critical point that the Bering Strait might play here was
> first expressed to me by Ed McCullough then dean of Geology at the  
> University
> of Arizona c. 1969.
>
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