Antarctic Ice Shelf Collapse Possibly Triggered by Ocean Waves, Scripps-led Study Finds

Feb 13, 2010 | Posted by: The Truth Matters | Full story: scrippsnews.ucsd.edu

Depicting a cause-and-effect scenario that spans thousands of miles, a scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and his collaborators discovered that ocean waves originating along the Pacific coasts of North and South America impact Antarctic ice shelves and could play a role in their catastrophic collapse.

Peter Bromirski of Scripps Oceanography is the lead scientist in a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters that describes how storms over the North Pacific Ocean may be transferring enough wave energy to destabilize Antarctic ice shelves.

According to Bromirski, storm-driven ocean swells travel across the Pacific Ocean and break along the coastlines of North and South America, where they are transformed into very long-period ocean waves called "infragravity waves" that travel vast distances to Antarctica. The study found that each of the Wilkins Ice Shelf breakup events in 2008 coincided with the estimated arrival of infragravity waves.

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........ that "phud fetid feces face fiend" is stupid, as all toxic topix AGW deniers are stupid. They have to be stupid. They never were able to get mathematics & science degrees. They never were able to take upper class science, chemistry, astronomy, physics, algebra & pre-calc for their poorly earned hi skule DEE-plooomaas.
But, to be sucked into exxon, energy, business & re-pubic-lick-un boardroom, Pee-R, propaganda pablum is the most stupid of all their non-actions of life. To pretend science, where there is no science & they never had science.......to make up science, that is nothing but exxon, energy, business & re-pubic-lick-un boardroom, Pee-R, propaganda pablum is their downfall......... & a long long fall it is. Tho their bloody guts are not sprayed all over concrete floors, their wretched brain cells have seized to function, no longer connected to each other.... yes, a long long fall.
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Do agree, another job well done by the Largelanguage.
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Not by global warming ?
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<quoted text>Human-caused climate change:
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There you have it folks the spaced out spacedoutblues got its crystal ball out and made another prediction.

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