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

Feb 13, 2010 Full story: scrippsnews.ucsd.edu 80

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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Largelanguage

Rhyl, UK

#42 Jan 29, 2013
Thanks!
PHD

Overton, TX

#43 Jan 30, 2013
Your welcome!
Largelanguage

Rhyl, UK

#44 Jan 30, 2013
Wallop seems to have vanished!
PHD

Overton, TX

#45 Jan 30, 2013
wallop10 is suffering from to many wallops.More to come just stand by.
Largelanguage

Rhyl, UK

#46 Jan 30, 2013
He's probably gone now!
PHD

Overton, TX

#47 Jan 30, 2013
Maybe it got swallowed away by the Antarctic Ice Shelf Collapse.
Largelanguage

Rhyl, UK

#48 Jan 30, 2013
Lol.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#49 Jan 30, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
Lol.
What's so funny, largemass?
PHD

Overton, TX

#50 Jan 30, 2013
Why, you are funny. Your spaced out spacedoutblues scientific science fiction dazed and confused.
Largelanguage

Rhyl, UK

#51 Jan 30, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>What's so funny, largemass?
You!
PHD

Overton, TX

#52 Jan 30, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
<quoted text>
You!
Oh yes it is.
Largelanguage

Rhyl, UK

#53 Jan 31, 2013
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>Oh yes it is.
LOL!
PHD

Overton, TX

#54 Jan 31, 2013
Wallop alaert wallop alert. The wallop10 gets walloped again and again. Quick talke cover more wallop soon to arrive.
litesong

Everett, WA

#55 Jan 31, 2013
phud fetid feces face fiend wrote:
Wallop...... wallop......wallop10....wallop ed again and again.......more wallop......
Maybe, your screw-fiend(ha ha ha),'large lying language' will take you to a kkk(ALWAYS SMALL LETTERS) cross-burning, etc. I'm sure you'll be able to sew a hood that'll fit your head. If its a bit tight, the fetid feces on your face will let it slip on.
PHD

Overton, TX

#57 Feb 1, 2013
litesong wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe, your screw-fiend(ha ha ha),'large lying language' will take you to a kkk(ALWAYS SMALL LETTERS) cross-burning, etc. I'm sure you'll be able to sew a hood that'll fit your head. If its a bit tight, the fetid feces on your face will let it slip on.
And you think topix doesn’t know what you publish? Attacks on me won't delete or erase what you are and what you do. You should stop making an ASSumption of your---self before you know the facts. Do contact topix to satisfy your accusations of the reprint BS your posting of what I said. You are a dumbASSumption of your---self again.
PHD

Overton, TX

#62 Feb 1, 2013
Oh can you prove it?
PHD

Overton, TX

#64 Feb 1, 2013
As one of the richest men in the world said they need to pay their share.
litesong

Everett, WA

#65 Feb 1, 2013
phud fetid feces face fiend wrote:
And you think.......
//////////
litesong wrote:
........ 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.
PHD

Overton, TX

#67 Feb 2, 2013
litesong wrote:
phud fetid feces face fiend wrote:
And you think.......
//////////
litesong wrote:
........ 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.
And you think topix doesn’t know what you publish? Attacks on me won't delete or erase what you are and what you do. You should stop making an ASSumption of your---self before you know the facts. Do contact topix to satisfy your accusations of the reprint BS your posting of what I said. You are a dumbASSumption of your---self again.
litesong

Everett, WA

#68 Feb 2, 2013
'phud fetid feces face fiend' wrote:
And you think.......
//////////
litesong wrote:
........ 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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