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Gulf of Mexico Loop Current Broken!! Risk of Global Climate Change By BP Oil Spill !

  • Factual satellite images in the past several weeks are showing that the Gulf Loop Current is broken and may cease to function entirely! This will result in massive climate change and possibly an ice age for Europe! Major trouble brewing?? More freakish weather on its way??
      
    RISK OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE BY BP OIL SPILL by Gianluigi Zangari
    Abstract: BP Oil Spill may cause an irreparable damage to the Gulf Stream global climate thermoregulation activity.
     

    The Gulf Stream importance in the global climate thermoregulation processes is well assessed. The latest real time satellite … data maps of May-June 2010 processed by CCAR(Colorado 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 both by the sea surface velocity maps and the sea surface height maps, the Loop Current broke down for the first time around May 18th generated a clock wise eddy, which is still active (see Fig. 1).

    Figure 1| Real time satellites data maps. Real time sea surface height maps (above) and sea surface velocity maps (below) starting from april 22nd until June 9th processed by CCAR1,2 and checked at LNF (Frascati) by SHT calculus3. The star indicates the site of BP platform “Deepwater Horizon”. The yellow arrow indicates the breaking of the Loop Stream.

    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, as in figure 2 below, dated June 12th 2010. 

    Figure 2| Real time satellites data maps updated. Real time sea surface height map (left) and sea surface velocity maps (right) updated on June 12th processed by CCAR1,2 and checked at LNF (Frascati) by SHT calculus3. The star indicates the site of BP platform “Deepwater Horizon”. The yellow arrow indicates the breaking of the Loop Stream.

    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 Gulf Stream. 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. 

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July 17, 2010 - Posted by | Disaster | , ,

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  2. Don’t know if you keep an eye on the Gulf Stream, but we’ve been talking about the coming Ice Age on sott.net for years now – global warming always precedes sudden glacial rebound. Anyway, have a look here:

    http://rads.tudelft.nl/gulfstream/

    look at the images from the bottom one up (the top is most recent). The Gulf Stream is clearly breaking up. There are animations you can look at that go back a long way which give a good perspective on this top image.

    A few years ago, there was a temporary serious break in the Gulf Stream and following that there were horrible storms all over the planet. The break occurred in December and the following January and February were hell all over the place. That suggests something like a month delay in the nonlinear effects, so we might look for similar effects starting about the middle of August. Of course, the fact that it is summer rather than winter might ameliorate things somewhat or, possibly, make them more dramatic and dangerous.

    Comment by Laura | July 22, 2010

  3. http://turkish.wunderground.com/hurricane/loopcurrent.asp

    this seems to be a common fenomena but it can lead to big hurricanes, like Katarina, combined with Hurricane-season.

    Comment by Anders | July 22, 2010

  4. The Gulf of Mexico Loop Current is located in the Gulf of Mexico, and commonly spins of eddies, like the one pictured in these diagrams.

    The Gulf Stream runs up the East Coast of the United States on its way to Europe, and is responsible for mild climates in that part of the world.

    They are different currents.

    Comment by rfredett | July 22, 2010

  5. The “eddy” feature has been seen since May 2010–and its right over the BP Oil Spill area, with an interesting 3 foot (1 Meter) increase of sea level at the center. For the mathematic minded, it could be used to figure (araa X height) of a possible flow rate of an underwater feature such as an oil/methane spill. At the same time, the Gulf Stream shows weakening–but that may not be too critical as this is seen frequently at this time of year. Time will tell what the damage is–the results will not be short term.

    Comment by jec | July 31, 2010

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  8. There are some comments here that the eddy which has formed is a natural, recurring phenomena – nothing to worry about…

    After reading the article, I emailed the author, Gianluigi Zangari, who promptly and courteously replied to me.

    I am condensing his replies to me for brevity.

    * I asked if there was further news, and GZ said he was working on an update – anyone who wants to, can email him and request a link when the work is complete. His email is: gianluigi.zangari@lnf.infn.it

    *I asked if there was any improvement in the Gulf Stream loop break, and GZ said no, in fact, it was getting worse.

    *Then I mentioned the “natural, recurring event” hypothesis for the current eddy (no pun intended). GZ said that his team had been monitoring the Gulf Stream since 2001, and the situation we face today is a new, never seen previously event.

    If the Gulf Stream does not return to at least close to its normal flow pattern, it will have catastrophic, and global consequences. The situation warrants our closest attention, and media coverage as it evolves.

    The natural forces involved are so vast, that we humans can do nothing now to alter the outcome, except to prevent ALL future oil spills, and perhaps, pray…

    Replies to me are welcome from all readers. :)

    John Hechtman
    jhecht@ix.netcom.com
    http://www.zenarrow.com

    Comment by John Hechtman | August 15, 2010

  9. I think that professor Zangari is correct. I’m sitting here in my office in the South of France wearing a fleece robe and the window is closed because it is so chilly. I slept with TWO blankets last night – and this is mid-August. This may sound a bit simplistic, but it seems that the heat of the Gulf Stream is not making it across the Atlantic. However it gets explained, something big is amiss to have October weather in August.

    Our editors who collect data from around the planet have just put up the analysis for July here: http://www.sott.net/articles/show/213526-Connecting-the-Dots-Whistling-Past-The-Graveyard and it is frightening reading. There are many links/citations there to what seem to be related phenomena. We, at SOTT.net, have been predicting sudden glacial rebound for awhile now, but we certainly never expected it to be triggered by human greed and carelessness. The Gulf Stream was already weakening, this oil/corexit business is just the straw that has broken the camel’s back, I’m afraid.

    Comment by Laura | August 16, 2010

  10. The data here are distinctly lacking. For example, the current appears to continue on at similar temperatures despite the eddy forming. What is needed is the images of the gulf stream as it continues on it’s way. However, they do mot seem to be available from the cited website at the University of Colorado. So instead we look for more recent data-

    August 10th: http://argo.colorado.edu/~realtime/gifs_tmp/gom_ssh/gmt.20085.gif
    August 15th: http://argo.colorado.edu/~realtime/gifs_tmp/gom_ssh/gmt.20126.gif
    August 18th: http://argo.colorado.edu/~realtime/gifs_tmp/gom_ssh/gmt.20236.gif
    August 19th: http://argo.colorado.edu/~realtime/gifs_tmp/gom_ssh/gmt.20163.gif

    Last week the eddy appeared to have rejoined the main gulf stream and today it seems to be joined on, even if there is a band of slightly cooler water separating it from the main stream. However, the Gulf Stream does still seem to be very warm and strong. We should also consider that the location of the Deeepwater Horizon and it’s oil spill is a couple of degrees of latitude further north than the loop of the gulf stream, so would likely not have a huge effect on it.

    We can also check out data from previous years to see if similar eddys have formed before:

    August 18th 2009: http://argo.colorado.edu/~realtime/gifs_tmp/gom_ssh/gmt.20538.gif
    September 18th 2009: http://argo.colorado.edu/~realtime/gifs_tmp/gom_ssh/gmt.20580.gif
    August 18th 2008: http://argo.colorado.edu/~realtime/gifs_tmp/gom_ssh/gmt.20640.gif

    And lo, it appears such eddys are a normal occurrence and this study and the puff piece on it are just scare mongering by people who wish to sow the seeds of doubt over the issue of man-made catastrophic climate change.

    We should also consider that this ‘study’ is not peer reviewed and has not been published in a recognised journal.

    Comment by Mofal | August 20, 2010

  11. [...] Gulf of Mexico Loop Current Broken!! Risk of Global Climate Change By BP Oil Spill! Factual satellite images in the past several weeks are showing that the Gulf Loop Current is broken and may cease to function entirely! This will result in massive climate change and possibly an ice age for Europe! Major trouble brewing?? More freakish weather on its way?? There are some comments here that the eddy which has formed is a natural, recurring phenomena – nothing to worry about… [...]

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  12. You morons, you can’t “fix” fate. It’s all part of the precise workings of God for 2012, but you wouldn’t know, you don’t “know” GOD.

    Comment by JUGGALO | November 2, 2010

    • Whats really sad is you are arrogant enough to believe that you do “Know” God, when you couldn’t be farther from the truth

      Comment by uncle arty | December 18, 2010

  13. The loop current always sheers off eddies of warmer water (warm core rings). This same process happens in the Gulf Stream, the Kuroshio (Pacific version of the Gulf Stream). Below is a link to a diagram showing the process. The example is for the Gulf Stream, but can be applied to any current.

    http://kingfish.coastal.edu/gulfstream/p5.htm

    It amazes me that your article has made it this far.

    Comment by Mike | November 4, 2010

  14. People have an answer for everything and a solution for nothing. Enjoy the front row seat to those who are awake. For those of you who are sleeping you have a big surprise ahead. Sleep on and reap your rewards.

    Comment by sandy | November 21, 2010

  15. One wonders if this is related: It seems that Europe may be in for a bit of trouble weather-wise. Check out this image

    you see the UK and Ireland, Northern France, Germany etc. and Scandinavia in between the two arms? Well usually the Jet stream goes straight across acting as a buffer against the freezing Arctic weather. But now it is looped down way over Spain and another arm over North Africa. Apparently that has never happened before.

    Look at this image from the US earlier this year

    it’s the same deal, “chilly air forced southward” because of the gap in the stream. Thing is, that happened in the US in June, it’s happening here in winter!

    Here’s a video of what happened in India, Russia and China this year as a result of a similar thing happening:

    http://www.sott.net/articles/show/213344-Russian-Drought-Pakistan-Floods-Chinese-Landslides-All-Linked-To-Bizarre-Jet-Stream-Change

    Comment by Laura | November 22, 2010

  16. This is an article ahead of its time and I am linking to it at my site under critical breaking news.. with Europe now under a great freeze.. with heavy oil and corexit mixed in with melting ice caps.. it all seems inevitable.. showing us the impact of ignorance, fear, and greed.

    Check my site for archives since 1999 on this and related subjects. Thank you for posting this article and graphs.

    Comment by Jonathan Mark | December 2, 2010

  17. I have more information on this affair with the loop current, which I have followed since the 1990’s and posted information at my site under: “Energy Pollution’s Impact On Environment.”

    This break in the current leaves us in a big break in what we can do about it.. yet whatever we can do is significant.. even just in our awareness.

    Thank you for this article, I will be linking to it and sharing it where I can.

    Comment by Jonathan Mark | December 2, 2010

  18. You have GOT to be kidding me! That is an EDDY that was spun off the Loop Current! Happens ALL the time!!!!!

    This kind of misguided nonsense is NOT helpful.

    Comment by Moron | December 6, 2010

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  20. I updated Flyby News with this rebuttal article:

    “Gulf Stream is not slowing because of global warming” by Leon Clifford, published by Reporting Climate Science, 07 December 2010

    [EXCERPT]

    “NASA found no change in the strength of the circulation between 2002 and 2009. And using the longer set of satellite altimeter data, NASA found that the circulation had actually
    increased in speed by about 20 percent between 1993 and 2009.”

    This to me is hopeful data. Who wants an ice age? But unfortunately it does not fully discredit the possibility that the impact in 2010 by the BP oil spill and corexit will not impact the current flow. Thanks for everyone concerned on this issue.. and commenting, researching.. keeping an open eye on what is happening.. With the coldest weather in 1,000 years northeast of the gulf stream remains to be of concern and reason to continue being vigilant.

    Comment by flybynews | December 9, 2010

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  22. 500k barrels of oil seeps naturally into the gulf every year from cracks in the ocean floor, that’s roughly 5 times the amount that leaked from the Deepwater Horizon spill.

    Why would such a relatively small amount of oil cause a shift in a huge ocean current like the Gulf Stream?

    Comment by Sd Surfer | December 18, 2010

    • its not the oil that is the problem its the corexit poison that disrupts the current

      Comment by pete james | December 19, 2010

    • Well first of all your working under the assumption the Government and BP is telling the truth on the amount of oil leaked, 2nd like you said over the course of a year, spread out over the entire gulf sea floor, where this spill was thousands of gallons a minute in a concentrated area, that’s a big difference from natural seepage.

      Comment by uncle arty | December 20, 2010

  23. It’s really not that hard to understand, the loop is broken, no one is trying to sell you bridges and swamps its just the way it is, no use at pointing fingers this way or that, instead we should be doing what we can now to prepare for colder days tomorrow

    Comment by uncle arty | December 19, 2010

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  26. Thank you for this. Truly. Uncommon common sense with intense action demanding implications. My instincts told me this would have profound impact, but I’d been viewing it from a mid-level short term impact perspective and not really addressing the fluid and thermo dynamic realities beyond basic chemical/ecosystemic disruption. I am attending NCSE’s “Our Changing Oceans” Jan 19-21 in Washington DC whose first day is dedicated to a Gulf Spill Symposium (http://communities.earthportal.org/ncseoceans2011/). It’s not my specialty, but it should be one of our human priorities to get educated and active in addressing this. Again, many thanks.

    Comment by John | December 26, 2010

  27. Does anyone know of a website that is following this development on an ongoing basis and regularly posting the results/data? Thanks.

    Comment by Joaquin | January 5, 2011

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  30. look at the weather in u.s. today jan. 31 2011. is this all there is? probably not.

    Comment by joseph oleniacz | February 1, 2011

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