Gulf Stream And North Atlantic Current Dying
- Gulf of Mexico Loop Current Already Dead
Extreme Heat/Drought In Russia,
Flooding In Asia,
Killing Cold in South America All Connected To BP Oil
By The Earl of Stirling
Our planet is experiencing a real life
version of the movie "The Day After Tomorrow" right now.
Record breaking heat (up to 39-40C or 100-104F in Moscow) and drought
in Russia, heat and flooding in large parts of Asia (China, Pakistan,
etc.), and killing cold temperatures in South America are all
reflective of a rapidly changing global weather pattern that is caused
by dramatic changes in the Gulf Stream and the North Atlantic Current
(also called the North Atlantic Drift) and the Norway Current/etc.
brought on by the large amounts of oil discharged into the Gulf of
Mexico by the BP Oil Disaster.
An Italian theoretical physicist, Dr. Gianluigi Zangari, of the prestigious
Research Division of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics at
Frascati National Laboratories (LNF) of the National Institute of
Nuclear Physics (INFN) in
Italy, has come up with some startling scientific findings. Dr.
Zangari has specialized in global climate research and analysis. He
has found that the massive amount of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, from
the BP Oil Disaster, has caused a disruption of the Loop Current in
the Gulf. And further, that this has resulted in a dramatic weakening
in the vorticity of the Gulf Stream and North Atlantic Current, and a
reduction in North Atlantic water temperatures of 10C.
It is a university level physics experiment to use a tub of cool water
and inject a colored stream of warm water into it. You can see the
boundary layers of the warm water stream. If you add oil to the tub it
breaks down the boundary layers of the warm water stream and
effectively destroys the current vorticity . This is what is happening
in the Gulf of Mexico and in the Atlantic Ocean.
The entire 'river of warm water' that
flows from the Caribbean to the edges of Western Europe is dying due
to the Corexit that the Obama Administration allowed BP to use to hide
the scale of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster. The approximately
two million gallons of Corexit, plus several million gallons of other
dispersants, have caused the over two hundred million gallons of crude
oil, that has gushed for months from the BP wellhead and nearby sites,
to mostly sink to the bottom of the ocean. This has helped to
effectively hide much of the oil, with the hopes that BP can seriously
reduce the mandated federal fines from the oil disaster. However,
there is no current way to effectively 'clean up' the bottom of the
Gulf of Mexico, which is about half covered in crude oil.
Additionally, the oil has flowed up the East Coast of America and into
the North Atlantic Ocean, and there is no way to effectively clean up
this 'sea bottom oil'.
This massive amount of crude oil, covering such an enormous area, has
seriously affected the Loop Current, the Gulf Stream, and the North
Atlantic Current system, by breaking up the boundary layers of the
warm water flow.
There are several names to the themoregulation 'river of warm water'
that keeps the Northern Hemisphere from going into a new Ice Age. The
first section is named the "Loop
Current" and it begins in the Caribbean, flows around the
Yucatan Peninsula and goes into the Gulf of Mexico, then loops around
the Gulf and exits on the east side and runs between Cuba and Florida.
At this point the current is called the "Florida
Current" and it flows from the Keys up the East Coast of
America (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and part of North Carolina)
to the Outer Banks. At the Outer Banks the current heads east into the
North Atlantic where it is known as the "Gulf
Stream". Eventually the Gulf Stream becomes the North
Atlantic Current, which itself eventually becomes the Norway
Current and the Canary Current. The reason that this system has
several names, and not one, is historical. It was not all discovered
at the same time and the flow was not fully known or understood for
years. Ben Franklin, one of my favorite American 'founding fathers' is
the person that named one section of this system the "Gulf Stream" in
the 1760s. It should be noted that this 'river of warm water' does not
begin with the Loop Current, it is part of a much larger system that
includes the Atlantic South Equatorial Current which flows north along
the coast of Brazil (the North Brazil Current), and becomes the
Caribbean Current, and is renamed the Yucatan Current as it flows north into the Yucatan Channel. This
entire system is one of the main global themoregulation processes that
regulates the planet's temperatures.
Based on what has already happened (to the Loop Current and the Gulf
Stream/North Atlantic Current/etc. and global weather patterns), and
what is continuing to happen, we can project increased global climate
changes that are both serious and near in terms of time. We may be
entering a full new Ice Age.
There is no known way to clean up the massive amount of free crude
oil, stripped of its lighter elements by dispersants, now on the
bottom of the Gulf of Mexico and in significant parts of the Atlantic
Ocean (where the Gulf Stream flows). The use of Corexit and other
dispersants by BP, with the full cooperation of the Obama
Administration has created the most significant danger to the entire
planet in recorded history. This is what happens when a great nation
slips into being a Third World type of nation, where money alone is
the key driving force in government actions.
As full knowledge of the scope of the oncoming mega-disaster to the
planet becomes known, the Obama Administration will find itself in a
political crisis way beyond Watergate (that cost Nixon his presidency)
or the sex affair that almost cost Clinton his presidency. The effect
on this years mid-term Congressional elections are apt to be
The thermohaline circulation is sometimes
called the ocean conveyor belt, the great ocean
conveyor, or the global conveyor belt.
This is the Florida Current and Gulf
Stream in a heat image.
The above and below images show how the Loop Current normally
Hurricane Katrina encountering the Gulf
Loop Current and Eddy Vortex.
Temperature Comparison - August 2, 2009 / August2,2010 (Article
Updated on August 2, 2010)
Temperature Comparison - July 20, 2009 /
July 29, 2010
National Laboratories, NOAA and Rutgers University. Analysis by
Dr. Gianluigi Zangari (Frascati Labs), July 29, 2010.
From Dr. Zangari:
The Gulf Stream importance in the global
climate themoregulation processes is well assessed. The latest real
time satellite (Jason, Topex/Poseidon, Geosat Follow-On, ERS-2,
Envisat) data maps of May-June 2010 processed by CCAR (Dolorado Center
for Astrodynamics Research), checked at Frascati Laboratories by the
means of the SHT congruent calculus and compared with past years data,
show for the first time a direct evidence of the rapid breaking of the
Loop Current, a warm ocean current, crucial part of the Gulf Stream.
As displayed by both by the sea surface maps and the sea surface
height maps, the Loop Current broke down for the first time around May
18th and generated a clock wise eddy, which is still active. As of
today the situation has deteriorated up to the point in which the eddy
has detached itself completely from the main stream therefore
destroying completely the Loop Current.
Since comparative analysis with past
satellite data until May 2010 didn't show relevant anomalies, it might
be therefore plausible to correlate the breaking of the Loop Current
with the biochemical and physical action of the BP Oil Spill on the
It is reasonable to foresee the threat
that the breaking of a crucial warm stream as the Loop Current may
generate a chain reaction of unpredictable critical phenomena and
instabilities due to strong non linearities which may have serious
consequences on the dynamics of the Gulf Stream thermoregulation
activity of the Global Climate.
The Gulf Stream leaves its signature over seven miles high ~ link ~ The Gulf Stream's impact on climate is well known,
keeping Iceland and Scotland comfortable in winter compared to the
deep-freeze of Labrador at the same latitude. That cyclones tend to
spawn over the Gulf Stream has also been known for some time. A new
study reveals that the Gulf Stream anchors a precipitation band with
upward motions and cloud formations that can reach 7 miles high and
penetrate the upper troposphere. The discovery, announced by a
Japan-US team of scientists, shows that the Gulf Stream has a pathway
by which to directly affect weather and climate patterns over the
whole Northern Hemisphere, and perhaps even world wide.
Xie has been curious for some time about
the response of the atmosphere to warm currents flowing within cold
ocean water, such as the Gulf Stream or its Pacific counterpart, the
Kuroshio. Xie says, "It has been a challenging task to isolate the
climatic influence of the Gulf Stream from energetic weather
variations by using conventional observations, which are spatially and
temporally sporadic. Our findings were only possible because of the
availability of high-resolution satellite data, an operational weather
analysis, and an atmospheric circulation model."
The first hint that these warm ocean
currents have a significant effect on the atmosphere came from
high-resolution NASA satellite data. These images show a narrow rain
band hovering frequently over the warm flank of the currents; wind
accelerates and converges over the warm flank and diverges and
decelerates on the cold flank.
The findings from the operational weather
analysis pointed to the warm flank of the Gulf Stream as the cause of
the strong upward winds. "We wanted more evidence, though," says
team member Akira Kuwano-Yoshida of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth
Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), "and turned to the high-resolution
Atmospheric Model for the Earth Simulator (AGCM) at JAMSTEC. We drove
the model first with the actual Gulf Stream temperatures. The model
successfully captured the rain band and the signature in the upper
troposphere. Then we removed the sharp sea surface gradient from the
Gulf Stream front by smoothing the temperature in the model. The
narrow rain band disappeared."
Finally, the team used outgoing longwave
radiation satellite data to measure the cloud top temperatures. The
narrow cloud band, associated with lightning, extends 7 miles high
above the Gulf Stream meanders and has temperatures below freezing.
All this is further evidence that the Gulf Stream influence on the
atmosphere extends far above the lower atmosphere.
The Gulf Stream's strength has changed
markedly in the past as Earth has switched between warm periods and
ice ages. Closely linked to these changes have been climate changes
around the globe-not only in the Atlantic, but also in the Pacific
and even in the Southern Hemisphere. Scientists have been puzzled at
how the changes in the Atlantic thermohaline circulation (the conveyor
belt) lead to climate anomalies in other regions in the Northern
Hemisphere. The new study discovers a direct pathway, the Gulf
Stream's deep heating of the atmosphere. This heating generates
planetary waves that can induce quite rapid changes in Earth's
atmospheric circulation and alter climate over Europe and beyond by
riding on the westerly jet stream in the upper troposphere.
Journal reference: Minobe, S., A.
Kuwano-Yoshida, N. Komori, S.-P. Xie, and R.J. Small, 2008: Influence
of the Gulf Stream on the troposphere. Nature. March 13, 2008.
Cumulonimbus storm cloud forming over the warm Gulf Stream along
the Norwegian coast. The system is sometimes called a polar low.
ScienceDaily (Mar. 8, 2007) - During
the past ninety thousand years there were alternating hot and cold
periods lasting several thousand years each which resulted in a
modification of global oceanic circulation. With the help of
paleoclimatic and paleooceanographic indicators, scientists at CEREGE1
have highlighted a feedback mechanism of ocean circulation on the
climate which reinforces this heating or cooling. This mechanism
relies on a close link between the circulation of the North Atlantic
and the tropical hydrology of Central America. This study, published
in the February 22, 2007 edition of the review Nature, should allow us
to better understand and therefore better predict the effects of
climate change on oceanic circulation.
In the past, major and rapid climatic
variations which took place notably during the last glacial period
(Heinrich period) disturbed ocean circulation. Climatic archives
(marine and lake sediment, polar ice, stalagmites) show the close
relationship existing between climatic variations and oceanic
circulation. Changes in oceanic circulation in the North Atlantic have
influence on a planetary level by affecting, in particular, the water
cycle. These changes are accompanied by a shift in the climatic
equator which separates the trade wind systems of the two hemispheres:
southwards during cold events and northwards during hot ones.
Central America, a narrow continental
strip which separates the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, plays a key
role in this system. On the Atlantic side surface waters evaporate,
which increases salinity. The water vapour is transferred by the trade
winds to the Pacific where it is deposited as rain, thus lowering
salinity there. This enormous transfer of water (several hundred
thousand cubic meters per second) maintains a contrast in salinity
between the two oceans. The surface waters of the tropical Atlantic
are then transported, via the Gulf Stream, towards the high latitudes
where they warm the atmosphere before plunging into the abysses in the
convection zones situated in the seas of Norway, Greenland and
Labrador. The deep waters formed by this process then flow into the
world ocean, purging the North Atlantic of part of its excess salt. ~ link to this article
Ice melt during July was the slowest in
the JAXA record.