|Fig. 1 The Earth's Largest Desert|
I. Well Grounded
II. Very Current
Today's graphs point out that along the coastline of the Earth's largest desert (Fig. 1) a lot of fresh water is produced way below the surface in various tidewater locations.
One current (ACC) flowing around Antarctica contains more water than all of the Earth's fresh water rivers combined (see link at Fig. 2).
|Fig. 2 Mysterious Zones of Antarctica|
The vertical red lines (with a small red square at their bottom) on Fig. 2 symbolically represent warm water (all depths) flowing toward the ACC, and the blue vertical lines (with a small blue square at their top) on Fig. 2 symbolically represent cold water flowing away from the ACC.
The video at the bottom of today's post brings us up to date concerning the most current concepts in light of the new reality of the import of Antarctica's grounding lines.
The menu table below links to graphs of calculations concerning the generally unconsidered concept of "ghost" plumes.
|Total Flow||Total Flow Graphs|
|Annual Flow||Annual Flow Graphs|
IV. Closing Comments
As has been pointed out in several series on this blog, the reason for the use of the word "ghost" is the same reason for the use of the phrase "out of sight, out of mind".
Rignot rocks the grounding lines: