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Tue Jun 25, 2019, 12:34 PM

Scientists have discovered a sea of fresh water under the ocean

https://qz.com/1650613/scientists-discover-sea-of-fresh-water-under-the-ocean/amp/



As told in the latest issue of the peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports, scientists from Columbia University and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution spent 10 days on a research ship towing electromagnetic sensors from New Jersey to Massachusetts. By measuring the way electromagnetic waves traveled through fresh and saline water, researchers mapped out fresh-water reservoirs for the first time.

It turns out the subterranean pools stretch for at least 50 miles off the US Atlantic coast, containing vast stores of low-salinity groundwater, about twice the volume of Lake Ontario. The deposits begin about 600 ft (183 m) below the seafloor and stretch for hundreds of miles. That rivals the size of even the largest terrestrial aquifers.



“We knew there was fresh water down there in isolated places, but we did not know the extent or geometry,” said lead author Chloe Gustafson, a PhD candidate at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, according to Phys.org. “It could turn out to be an important resource in other parts of the world.”

The size and extent of the freshwater deposits suggest they are also being fed by modern-day runoff from land—and may exist elsewhere with similar topography.

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underpants Jun 25 OP
Tommy_Carcetti Jun 25 #1
sarabelle Jun 25 #2
panader0 Jun 25 #3
Baitball Blogger Jun 25 #4
jmowreader Jun 25 #5
Wounded Bear Jun 25 #6
underpants Jun 26 #7

Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 12:43 PM

1. The ocean is a desert with its life underground...

....and the perfect disguise above...

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 12:51 PM

2. Wonder who is going buy up all the shoreline and build desalination plants?

 

Foreign investors probably. We sell to the highest bidder whether it's in our national interest or not.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 01:16 PM

3. k and r--very interesting.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 01:17 PM

4. Hide the maps before they use it as a toxic chemical dump site.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 01:22 PM

5. Hopefully there's one off the CA coast

They need a new water source Arizona an’t divert

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 01:45 PM

6. K & R...for visibility...

Interesting stuff!

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 10:06 AM

7. Yeah I stumble on it by accident

It was the lead video on the weather channel app. I hit the wrong button.

And yes, this is a shameless kick myself.

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