[Beowulf] For grins...India
Nifty Tom Mitchell
niftyompi at niftyegg.com
Wed Dec 10 13:39:29 PST 2008
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.
OK grosly simplified but there are not many environmental pinch points
with as much global leverage.
Others are thinking about this. But are they able to modeling it?
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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