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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:38 PM

Hole the Size of Maine Opens in Antarctica Ice

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Source: National Geographic

This is the first time scientists have observed a hole of this magnitude since the 1970s.

--10/12/17

A mysterious hole as big as the state of Maine has been spotted in Antarctica’s winter sea ice cover.

The hole was discovered by researchers about a month ago. The team, comprised of scientists from the University of Toronto and the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) project, was monitoring the area with satellite technology after a similar hole opened last year.

Known as a polynya, this year’s hole was about 30,000 square miles at its largest, making it the biggest polynya observed in Antarctica’s Weddell Sea since the 1970s.
“In the depths of winter, for more than a month, we’ve had this area of open water,” says Kent Moore, professor of physics at the University of Toronto. “It’s just remarkable that this polynya went away for 40 years and then came back.”

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G_j Oct 12 OP
Angry Dragon Oct 12 #1
ret5hd Oct 12 #2
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marylandblue Oct 12 #5
NRaleighLiberal Oct 12 #4
sinkingfeeling Oct 12 #6
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Response to G_j (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:40 PM

1. perhaps a hole has opened up to HELL

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:52 PM

2. Is it in "spewing mode" or "swallowing mode"?

Hopefully "swallowing mode".

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:55 PM

3. it is looking for evil people

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 09:35 PM

5. That's not the hole into hell

This is



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Response to G_j (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:59 PM

4. As big as that hole is, the assholiness of trump is still infinitely larger!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 09:47 PM

6. Glad It's in the Weddell Sea. I'm leaving for Antarctica in 10 days.

Struggling to get my suitcase's weight down.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 04:00 AM

7. Locking - this is dated October 11th, and so a minimum of 22 hours old when posted here

beyond the 12 hour limit for LBN. Please repost in GD, or Environment and Energy. Thanks.

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