Disastrously Changes Weather
The Earl of Stirling -
Our planet is experiencing a real-life
version of the movie "The Day After Tomorrow" right now. Record breaking heat
(up to 39-40C or 100-104F in Moscow) and drought in Russia, heat and flooding in
large parts of Asia (China, Pakistan, etc.), and killing cold temperatures in
South America are all reflective of a rapidly changing global weather pattern
that is caused by dramatic changes in the Gulf Stream and the North Atlantic
Current (also called the North Atlantic Drift) and the Norway Current/etc.
brought on by the large amounts of oil discharged into the Gulf of Mexico by the
BP Oil Disaster.
An Italian theoretical physicist, Dr. Gianluigi Zangari, of the prestigious
Research Division of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics at Frascati
National Laboratories (LNF) of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN)
in Italy, has come up with some startling scientific findings. Dr. Zangari has
specialized in global climate research and analysis. He has found that the
massive amount of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, from the BP Oil Disaster, has
caused a disruption of the Loop Current in the Gulf. And further, that this has
resulted in a dramatic weakening in the vorticity of the Gulf Stream and North
Atlantic Current, and a reduction in North Atlantic water temperatures of 10C.
It is a university level physics experiment to use a tub of cool water and
inject a colored stream of warm water into it. You can see the boundary layers
of the warm water stream. If you add oil to the tub it breaks down the boundary
layers of the warm water stream and effectively destroys the current vorticity.
This is what is happening in the Gulf of Mexico and in the Atlantic Ocean.
The entire 'river of warm water' that flows from the Caribbean to the edges of
Western Europe is dying due to the Corexit that the Obama Administration allowed
BP to use to hide the scale of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster. The
approximately two million gallons of Corexit, plus several million gallons of
other dispersants, have caused the over two hundred million gallons of crude
oil, that has gushed for months from the BP wellhead and nearby sites, to mostly
sink to the bottom of the ocean. This has helped to effectively hide much of the
oil, with the hopes that BP can seriously reduce the mandated federal fines from
the oil disaster. However, there is no current way to effectively 'clean up' the
bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, which is about half covered in crude oil.
Additionally, the oil has flowed up the East Coast of America and into the North
Atlantic Ocean, and there is no way to effectively clean up this 'sea bottom
This massive amount of crude oil, covering such an enormous area, has seriously
affected the Loop Current, the Gulf Stream, and the North Atlantic Current
system, by breaking up the boundary layers of the warm water flow.
There are several names to the thermoregulation 'river of warm water' that keeps
the Northern Hemisphere from going into a new Ice Age. The first section is
named the "Loop Current" and it begins in the Caribbean, flows around the
Yucatan Peninsula and goes into the Gulf of Mexico, then loops around the Gulf
and exits on the east side and runs between Cuba and Florida. At this point the
current is called the "Florida Current" and it flows from the Keys up the East
Coast of America (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and part of North Carolina)
to the Outer Banks. At the Outer Banks the current heads east into the North
Atlantic where it is known as the "Gulf Stream". Eventually the Gulf Stream
becomes the North Atlantic Current, which itself eventually becomes the Norway
Current and the Canary Current. The reason that this system has several names,
and not one, is historical. It was not all discovered at the same time and the
flow was not fully known or understood for years. Ben Franklin, one of my
favorite American 'founding fathers' is the person that named one section of
this system the "Gulf Stream" in the 1760s. It should be noted that this 'river
of warm water' does not begin with the Loop Current, it is part of a much larger
system that includes the Atlantic South Equatorial Current which flows north
along the coast of Brazil (the North Brazil Current), and becomes the Caribbean
Current, and is renamed the Yucatan Current as it flows north into the Yucatan
Channel. This entire system is one of the main global thermoregulation processes
that regulates the planet's temperatures.
Based on what has already happened (to the Loop Current and the Gulf
Stream/North Atlantic Current/etc. and global weather patterns), and what is
continuing to happen, we can project increased global climate changes that are
both serious and near in terms of time. We may be entering a full new Ice Age.
There is no known way to clean up the massive amount of free crude oil, stripped
of its lighter elements by dispersants, now on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico
and in significant parts of the Atlantic Ocean (where the Gulf Stream flows).
The use of Corexit and other dispersants by BP, with the full cooperation of the
Obama Administration has created the most significant danger to the entire
planet in recorded history. This is what happens when a great nation slips into
being a Third World type of nation, where money alone is the key driving force
in government actions.
As full knowledge of the scope of the oncoming mega-disaster to the planet
becomes known, the Obama Administration will find itself in a political crisis
way beyond Watergate (that cost Nixon his presidency) or the sex affair that
almost cost Clinton his presidency. The effect on this years mid-term
Congressional elections are apt to be dramatic.
From Dr. Zangari:
The Gulf Stream importance in the global climate thermoregulation processes is
well assessed. The latest real time satellite (Jason, Topex/Poseidon, Geosat
Follow-On, ERS-2, Envisat) data maps of May-June 2010 processed by CCAR (Dolorado
Center for Astrodynamics Research), checked at Frascati Laboratories by the
means of the SHT congruent calculus and compared with past years data, show for
the first time a direct evidence of the rapid breaking of the Loop Current, a
warm ocean current, crucial part of the Gulf Stream. As displayed by both by the
sea surface maps and the sea surface height maps, the Loop Current broke down
for the first time around May 18th and generated a clock wise eddy, which is
still active. As of today the situation has deteriorated up to the point in
which the eddy has detached itself completely from the main stream therefore
destroying completely the Loop Current.
Since comparative analysis with past satellite data until May 2010 didn't show
relevant anomalies, it might be therefore plausible to correlate the breaking of
the Loop Current with the biochemical and physical action of the BP Oil Spill on
the Gulf Stream.
It is reasonable to foresee the threat that the breaking of a crucial warm
stream as the Loop Current may generate a chain reaction of unpredictable
critical phenomena and instabilities due to strong non linearities which may
have serious consequences on the dynamics of the Gulf Stream thermoregulation
activity of the Global Climate.
The Gulf Stream leaves its signature
over seven miles high ~
link ~ The Gulf Stream’s impact on climate is well known, keeping Iceland
and Scotland comfortable in winter compared to the deep-freeze of Labrador at
the same latitude. That cyclones tend to spawn over the Gulf Stream has also
been known for some time. A new study reveals that the Gulf Stream anchors a
precipitation band with upward motions and cloud formations that can reach 7
miles high and penetrate the upper troposphere. The discovery, announced by a
Japan–US team of scientists, shows that the Gulf Stream has a pathway by which
to directly affect weather and climate patterns over the whole Northern
Hemisphere, and perhaps even world wide.
Xie has been curious for some time about the response of the atmosphere to warm
currents flowing within cold ocean water, such as the Gulf Stream or its Pacific
counterpart, the Kuroshio. Xie says, “It has been a challenging task to isolate
the climatic influence of the Gulf Stream from energetic weather variations by
using conventional observations, which are spatially and temporally sporadic.
Our findings were only possible because of the availability of high-resolution
satellite data, an operational weather analysis, and an atmospheric circulation
The first hint that these warm ocean currents have a significant effect on the
atmosphere came from high-resolution NASA satellite data. These images show a
narrow rain band hovering frequently over the warm flank of the currents; wind
accelerates and converges over the warm flank and diverges and decelerates on
the cold flank.
The findings from the operational weather analysis pointed to the warm flank of
the Gulf Stream as the cause of the strong upward winds. “We wanted more
evidence, though,” says team member Akira Kuwano-Yoshida of the Japan Agency for
Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), “and turned to the
high-resolution Atmospheric Model for the Earth Simulator (AGCM) at JAMSTEC. We
drove the model first with the actual Gulf Stream temperatures. The model
successfully captured the rain band and the signature in the upper troposphere.
Then we removed the sharp sea surface gradient from the Gulf Stream front by
smoothing the temperature in the model. The narrow rain band disappeared.”
Finally, the team used outgoing longwave radiation satellite data to measure the
cloud top temperatures. The narrow cloud band, associated with lightning,
extends 7 miles high above the Gulf Stream meanders and has temperatures below
freezing. All this is further evidence that the Gulf Stream influence on the
atmosphere extends far above the lower atmosphere.
The Gulf Stream’s strength has changed markedly in the past as Earth has
switched between warm periods and ice ages. Closely linked to these changes have
been climate changes around the globe—not only in the Atlantic, but also in the
Pacific and even in the Southern Hemisphere. Scientists have been puzzled at how
the changes in the Atlantic thermohaline circulation (the conveyor belt) lead to
climate anomalies in other regions in the Northern Hemisphere. The new study
discovers a direct pathway, the Gulf Stream’s deep heating of the atmosphere.
This heating generates planetary waves that can induce quite rapid changes in
Earth’s atmospheric circulation and alter climate over Europe and beyond by
riding on the westerly jet stream in the upper troposphere.
Journal reference: Minobe, S., A. Kuwano-Yoshida, N. Komori, S.-P. Xie, and R.J.
Small, 2008: Influence of the Gulf Stream on the troposphere. Nature. March 13,
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