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Tue Jun 25, 2019, 10:45 PM

Boaty McBoatface makes significant climate change discovery on first mission




Boaty McBoatface makes significant climate change discovery on first mission

By Rob Picheta, CNN

Updated 3:04 PM ET, Tue June 18, 2019

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(CNN)The British research submarine Boaty McBoatface has made an impressive debut in the scientific arena, discovering a significant link between Antarctic winds and rising sea temperatures on its maiden outing.

The unmanned submarine, whose moniker won a landslide victory in a public poll to name a $300 million British polar research ship, undertook its inaugural mission in April 2017.

The task saw McBoatface travel 180 kilometers (112 miles) through mountainous underwater valleys in Antarctica, measuring the temperature, saltiness and turbulence in the depths of the Southern Ocean.

Its findings, published in the journal PNAS on Monday, revealed how increasingly strong winds in the region are causing turbulence deep within the sea, and as a result mixing warm water from middle levels with colder water in the abyss.


That process is causing the sea temperature to rise, which in turn is a significant contributor to rising sea levels, scientists behind the project said. ........................




Boaty McBoatface returns from its first voyage with 'unprecedented' data

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riversedge Jun 25 OP
underpants Jun 25 #1
Takket Jun 25 #2
Chin music Jun 25 #3
canetoad Jun 25 #4
mr_lebowski Jun 25 #6
Glorfindel Jun 25 #5

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 10:46 PM

1. That's hilarious

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Tue Jun 25, 2019, 10:47 PM

2. Didn't think a climate change story would ever make me smile 😆

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Response to Chin music (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 11:22 PM

4. Boaty McBoatface is the little yellow submersible

Hanging from the davit. The ship is the Sir David Attenborough.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 11:40 PM

6. Totally ... they shoulda gone with 'Global Death Sub' ... gotta keep everything super-serious (nt)

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2019, 11:29 PM

5. Wonderful! I love the British sense of humour

Can you imagine the United States having a whimsical name for a research vessel, however small?
(Trumpy McTrumpass would be rather cool, though, wouldn't it?

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