where will b31 go the next few months?

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by sculptor, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Do you think it likely that b31 will spin into then out of the circumpolar current into the open ocean?
    Timeframe?
     
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  3. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Maybe, i should have posted:
    b31 is an iceberg 10 times the size of manhattan bobbing about in the amundsen sea.

    It could make it to the ross gyre this antarctic summer.......
    then.........................?
     
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  5. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, you should have. It would have been helpful, some might even say polite.

    Without specific, detailed information on ocean currents, wind speeds, anticipated variations of these over the next two years, the icebergs geometry, especially the subsea geometry, it would be impossible to model its possible movement. In the absence of a sound model any estimate does not even merit being called a guess.
     
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  7. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Thanx
    Yeh, that's where i got stuck also...topography was easy, but for currents and wind I only got a vague general direction. From that, it seems that b31(from the thwaites?) should be driven out to sea, away from pine island and away from the Bellingshausen. If I have valid information, the berg b31 could exit the amundsen and thence (most likely)into the ross gyre--------but that's way out on a limb, highly speculative, and/or a wild guess.
    So, I thought I'd bounce it off you guys for a different perspective.
    Maybe knowing track of b21 could offer insights?

    Didn't mean to be impolite
    Often, I make the mistake of assuming that almost everyone knows more than I do about every current curiosity.
    OOPS
    mea culpa
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2014

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