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Huge Underwater Volcanoes
in the Arctic,
but scientists see no significant connection
to melting ice  

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27 Jun 08 – Until now, scientists believed that lava peacefully dribbled lava from cracks in the seafloor. They thought the extreme pressure from the overlying water would make it too difficult for violent undersea eruptions.

Now we know otherwise. “Robert Reeves-Sohn of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts and his colleagues discovered jagged, glassy fragments of rock scattered around the volcanoes, suggesting explosive eruptions occurred between 1999 and 2001.”

With news bombarding us daily that polar ice is melting, it would seem that such eruptions could be the culprit. However, scientists see no significant connection.

"We don't believe the volcanoes had much effect on the overlying ice," Reeves-Sohn told LiveScience, "but they seem to have had a major impact on the overlying water column."

“The eruptions discharge large amounts of carbon dioxide, helium, trace metals and heat into the water over long distances, he said.”

               Huge volcanoes are discharging “large amounts of heat
               into the water over long distances,” but the WHOI scientists
               see no significant connection to melting ice?

               Huge volcanoes are discharging large amounts of carbon
               dioxide into the water, and we wonder why CO2 levels are
               rising?

               My 60-watt light bulb is somehow heating the Arctic Ocean,
               but an underwater volcano as big as the eruption that destroyed
               Pompei can pump large amounts of heat into the water with no
               significant connection?

               Good Lord! They must be anthropogenic volcanoes.

http://www.livescience.com/environment/080627-sea-volcanoes.html
Thanks to Ragan Shearing for this link

                “Funny,” says Ragan, “Artic ice does not melt much from
                above until the air temp reaches 32F, which doesn't happen
                even in the Arctic summer. Because ice forms a micro
                environment which insulates from the ambient air, it melts
                fastest from direct contact from the water beneath it.
                Especially when that water has been heated from a
                VOLCANO!!!”

                Right on, Ragan!

 

 



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