Friday, February 9, 2018

Antarctica 2.0 - 3

Fig. 1 Southern Ocean - SOCCOM
This series has dealt with a concern I have had about the history of Antarctica we have read in textbooks.

It is a concern that government has been "intentionally unaware" of the ice down under (Antarctica 2.0, 2).

Antarctica has been a place shrouded in a mystery manufactured by Oil-Qaeda (Humble Oil-Qaeda).

In terms of geographical reality Antarctica is the place surrounded by the Southern Ocean (Fig. 1).

An ocean that should never have been ignored:
"The vast Southern Ocean, which surrounds Antarctica, plays a starring role in the future of climate change. The global oceans together absorb over 90 percent of the excess heat in the climate system and roughly three-quarters of that heat uptake occurs in the Southern Ocean. In addition, the global oceans absorb around 25 percent of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions and the Southern Ocean alone accounts for about half of the uptake of CO2.

Despite its critical role in our climate system, the Southern Ocean has gone almost completely unobserved. Scientists have struggled to gather precise measurements because of the harsh environment and extreme remoteness. The changing dynamics of the Southern Ocean will in turn drive key aspects of our future climate, including how sensitive the Earth will be to further warming and increases in carbon dioxide emissions. As a result, improved observations are crucial to helping scientists understand and predict how our climate will change."
(Climate Central, emphasis added). So, when we were ignoring the Southern Ocean and the vast continent of ice in the middle of it, we were ignoring seventy-five percent (75%) of the threat to civilization itself (Why Sea Level Rise May Be The Greatest Threat To Civilization, 2, 3, 4, 5).

Thus, Civilization Is Now On Suicide Watch, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 as the government wants to celebrate (Trump’s ‘marching orders’ to the Pentagon: "Plan a grand military parade") while the infection is metastasizing (Trump Supporters Consume And Share The Most Fake News, Oxford Study Finds).

I discovered an additional database of salinity, temperature, and depth measurements that are very up to date (SOCCOM).

I have downloaded them, which added over 3.4 million in situ measurements to my World Ocean Database (WOD) collection.

I now have over 1.2 billion in situ measurements in that database.

I will present graphs and data in upcoming posts.

Meanwhile, if you haven't already, check out the links to SOCCOM (Fig. 1).

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

A message from the Heart of the Antarctic Ice Sheet to Civilization:

If we still have time, we might still get by
Every time I think about it, I want to cry
With bombs and the devil, and the kids keep comin'
No way to breathe easy, no time to be young
But I tell myself that I was doin' all right
There's nothin' left to do at night
But go crazy on you
Crazy on you
Let me go crazy, crazy on you, oh
My love is the evenin' breeze touchin' your skin
The gentle, sweet singin' of leaves in the wind
The whisper that calls after you in the night
And kisses your ear in the early moonlight
And you don't need to wonder, you're doing fine
My love, the pleasure's mine
Let me go crazy on ya
Crazy on you
Let me go crazy, crazy on you, ohhh
Wild man's world is cryin' in pain
What you gonna do when everybody's insane
So afraid…

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