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“This Is Crazy” – Antarctic Supervolcano Is Melting The Ice-Caps From Within

Tyler Durden
November 10th, 2017
Zero Hedge
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Read by 7,993 people

This report was originally published by Tyler Durden at Zero Hedge

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As we’ve pointed out, the supervolcano phenomenon is hardly unique to Yellowstone National Park, where a long dormant volcano with the potential to cause a devastating eruption has been rumbling since mid-summer, making some scientists uneasy.

Surprisingly active supervolcanos have been documented in ItalyNorth Korea and, now, Antarctica after scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have found new evidence to support a theory that the breakup of Antarctic ice may be caused in part by a massive geothermal heat source, with output close to the scale of Yellowstone National Park.

Of course, if accurate, this theory would help rebut the notion that man-made climate change is in part responsible for the melting iceRussia Today reports.

A geothermal heat source called a mantle plume, a hot stream of subterranean molten rock that rises through the Earth’s crust, may explain the breathing effect visible on Antarctica’s Marie Byrd Land and elsewhere along the massive ice sheet.

While the mantle plume is not a new discovery, the recent research indicates it may explain why the ice sheet collapsed in a previous era of rapid climate change 11,000 years ago, and why the sheet is breaking up so quickly now.

“I thought it was crazy. I didn’t see how we could have that amount of heat and still have ice on top of it,” said Hélène Seroussi of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

Seroussi and Erik Ivins of JPL used the Ice Sheet System Model (ISSM), a mathematical depiction of the physics of ice sheets developed by scientists at JPL and the University of California, Irvine. Seroussi then tweaked the ISSM to hunt for natural heat sources as well as meltwater deposits.

This warm water lubricates the ice sheet from below, allowing glaciers to slide off into the sea. Studying meltwater in western Antarctica may allow scientists to estimate how much ice will be lost in future.

During their initial work, Seroussi and Ivins created simulations using higher heat flows than 150 milliwatts per square meter, which did not align with their space-based readings, except for one area: The Ross Sea.

Their calculations showed that, in certain sections of the sea, a heat flow of at least 150-180 milliwatts was required to create sufficient meltwater flows that matched with observations. They now believe the mantle plume is responsible for these higher-than-average readings.

The Marie Byrd Land mantle plume formed 50 to 110 million years ago, predating the Western Antarctic ice sheet. The mantle plume theory was initially proposed 30 years ago, but it’s not the only theory. Another posits that the sheer weight of the ice sheets causes melting deep below the surface.

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Author: Tyler Durden
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Date: November 10th, 2017
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  1. Volcanoes as the cause of melting ice in the Antarctic has been known to scientists for some time now. Al Gore and the MSM just don’t want you to know it. Gore wants to make billions off of this scam. And world politicians want to get their greedy little fingers on your wallet.

  2. Anonymous says:

    All scientific “facts” are normally trashed on this site, usually from the highly experienced experts posting here….that is, except when a “new” scientific “fact” tends to agree with the prevailing beliefs that are expressed here.

    “O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!” Robert Burns

    • NOBODY says:

      Some of us are merely observers on this planet. One should look closely at anything that disagrees with one’s world view. Look even closer at that which agrees!

      “Look at the world as it truly exists, not as you perceive it to be”!…My Hi-School Biology teacher…

      With that said, if your knowledge does not change when information changes, you may find yourself in danger of becoming ignorant.

      • Shiva says:

        There are a lot more scientists that say GW is false than scientists that agree with it. Maybe you should look into who the scientists that promote your agenda are and who they work for?

      • durangokidd says:

        Climate change IS happening because the Poles are moving, have moved; changing wind and weather patterns over land and sea. Global warming has not yet begun, but it likely will, as methane escapes from the Arctic, Alaska, and Siberia as the permafrost melts from these changed weather patterns. That process is happening now.

        Large amounts of frozen methane at the bottom of the oceans is also thawing near volcanic vents as the earth moves into a more active tectonic era as it cycles and recycles itself over the millennia. That methane is also escaping into the atmosphere.

        Methane is 20 times more “powerful” in creating a greenhouse effect than carbon. Have you paid your methane tax today ??? 🙂

        • Genius says:

          No but I do blame it all on my constant farting in the tub. If you all pay me enough I will cut down my flatulence. I do enjoy it but I am willing to negotiate. Send payments to Genius@paypal.com

        • Rattlerjake says:

          You and the rest are just continuing to feed into this whole global warming hogwash. Nothing but a bunch of “mommy’s basement” pretend scientists regurgitating hypotheses and theories that have ZERO standing. Just exactly where is the PHYSICAL PROOF that the poles are moving! And you obviously have zero understanding of gases, no more than most of the “greenhouse gas” fools that claim that a gas can trap heat! Try reading the gas laws – there is not ONE gas law, or any other scientific “law” that agrees with it! Gases simply absorb radiant heat and release it as soon as the outside ambient temperature drops, there is no trapping!

    • Shiva says:

      Anon, maybe you should use spell check? Just pay your carbon tax and move on lol.

      • Anonymous says:

        “O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!” Robert Burns

        Or, for the uneducated (that seems to be you my little Hindi friend) here’s the translation into English from the Scots dialect (as used by
        Burns):

        “Oh would some Power the gift give us, to see ourselves as others see us.”

        And not a spell checker in sight!

      • Yahooie says:

        Read the entire “To a Louse” poem at ht tp://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/poems/louse-seeing-one-ladys-bonnet-church

        Robert Burns has an interesting way of looking at things.

      • Anonymous says:

        Shiva, maybe you should get yourself a basic education. The quotation at the bottom of my post is written in Lallans, the Scottish dialect that Robert Burns used (you’ve heard of him I presume?). And what’s with lol? You’re not only showing your ignorance, you’re showing your age!

        • Genius says:

          Ya I’m an old fart BUT I know some languages you wouldn’t have a chance at learning lol. (Unless I taught you). On the other hand I have no need to read shit written in some BS language, I can read english proper lol. Sorry I thought your keyboard was malfunctioning….

  3. JayJay says:

    Could this be the truth??? It would explain all unanswered questions about that night with multiple shooters, helicopter firing weapons, EMT spotted outside Hooters, and covered bodies in lobbies???

    There was a King Fasal who had a son, Prince Al-waleed, bin Talal.
    King Fasal took ill and named his brother Salman as king in his place.
    King Salman has named his so an heir to the throne, instead of his brother’s son Prince Al-Waleed.
    Al-Waleed is a Wahabbi. Salman is Suni.
    Wahabbi is extreme Islam.
    Salman wanted a more modern, non extreme Islam for Saudi.That’s why he named his own son as heir.
    In Las Vegas, Prince Al-Waleed owned the upper floors of the Mandalyn Bay resort, including the 32nd floor that was one of the points of shooting at the strip.
    The Mandalyn Bay has a heli pad on the roof. That is important, because that was the escape route after the carnage.
    Paddock was a pilot. He was also a gun runner between the Phillipines and the US.
    He was running guns for Prince Al-Waleed.
    He didn’t win at the casino. Those millions came from smuggling.
    On the night of the attack, King Salman was in Las Vegas.
    Salman was at the Tropicana.
    The FBI knew Paddock was running guns.
    They were tipped off.
    They didn’t know there was going to be an assassination attempt on Salman by Al-Waleed just down the strip.
    Paddock brought the guns as he usually did.
    Instead of getting paid this time, he was killed.
    He was victim one.
    The guns were used to shoot at the country music venue.
    That was to create chaos and distract from the real target over at the Tropicana.
    Al-Waleed’s assassins shot from Mandalay Bay, but they also were at the Tropicana trying to kill Salman.
    That explains why there were shooters on the ground as well as in the air.
    Remember the videos of the helicopter fly over.
    It was the assassins who ran up the stairs to the roof from the 32nd floor.
    Remember they sealed the door to the stairwell?
    Paddock had access to the service elevator, because the boss said he could use the elevator.
    Nobody questioned him.
    Meanwhile the assassination attempt on Salman failed.
    Now we are seeing the result of the failed attempt.
    It was not only an assassination attempt and a terror attack, but an attempted coup in Saudi.
    This is why everyone shut up in Las Vegas.
    The response is still ongoing.
    You are watching it play out.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hiding assassinations is old hat for the FBI/CIA. Standard operating procedure now. Why did they destroy the crime scene in Texas, tampering with the bodies and telling family how the body was to be displayed? Quickly sewn up wounds destroy the forensic evidence of ballistics that could perhaps prove multiple shooters in both cases. Follow the evidence and what is done with it, or not done with it, as the case requires. They know the danger of ballistic evidence in leading to the truth. Rogue agencies control the evidence. Case closed. I see you Lady Justice, peeking out from under your blindfold.

    • Oldfart says:

      I don’t know where JayJay gets his information or even if it’s accurate, but this is the first “explanation” of the Vegas Massacre that I’ve read that makes any sense.

    • Rascaldog57 says:

      Just 9/11. The Saudis and the NWO(and all the alphabets)are involved.

  4. 17V76 says:

    You know all these climate change destroying the planet
    As we allow chem spraying that’s destroying crops,new report says 7yrs left and soil will be so toxic you will only be
    Able to grow in controlled government environments.
    So they are having a meeting in Switzerland to talk about depopulation, so I think you first to set a standard for the rest of your dipshit followers put a rope around your skinny
    Fuck’n neck and kick the chair,tell your friends help depopulation and fuck’n kill yourselfs mindless libtards will follow that’s what cults do.

  5. watching and waiting says:

    It is not crazy of what is occurring in Antarctic. It is possibility happen at The Northern Ice Cap.

    It would make sense if the ice is over the volcano that this process would occur.

    Also, it is reported that there are and estimate about 4,000 submarine volcanoes per million square Kilometer on the pacific sea floor.http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/book/export/html/138

    Now the Germans have had an active present in that region since the 1930’s and their submarines found a warm water entrance under the ice to a topical area.

    And if any of you remember just before the Obama administration exit, government officials for our country and from several countries more to include, to include major religious figures and representatives visited that region. Buzz Aldrin,of The Apollo 11 fame.

    Also, a recent report that China is going to build a 5th station in that region.

    Adm. Byrd led an expedition to that region after WWII and that expedition encounter sophisticated flying aircraft and were defeated.

    Something may have been found/discovered.

    Something about to be revealed at the appropriate time and that would be crazy.

  6. Heartless says:

    I don’t get the “…..how we could have that amount of heat and still have ice on top of it,…” comment in the article. The earth has a molten core of iron/nickle right? I’d dare say that’s awfully hot. Anywhere there’s snow/ice underneath there’s heat.

  7. GrandpaSpeaks says:

    I see you, Lady Justice, peeking out from under your blindfold. Hiding assassinations is old hat for the CIA/FBI. More refined now by controlling the ballistic evidence. Ballistic evidence screwed the rogue agencies up with JFK. That is why all ballistic evidence both from Las Vegas and the Texan church has gone covert. They destroy crime scenes and remove victims to have wounds quickly sewn up. Then they tell you how to display the corpse. Very refined I would say. As it should be when you have no oversight.

  8. Kay123 says:

    Jay Jay;
    Where did you get your info on this?
    This would answer some questions I had, also.
    The Prince is removing “corrupted people” from
    Arabian offices, daily.

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  10. The Deplorable Braveheart says:

    Can we send all the snowflakes to Antarctica?

  11. pilot83 says:

    I agree with the heat under the Antarctica but where do you get any proof of those thousands and millions of years? This earth was made about 6000 years ago.

  12. Whateva says:

    Since the world government won’t allow anyone to see for then selves, why should we believe them?

  13. Beaumont says:

    If you’re one of those people, who asks questions about the composition of rocks, where water flows, and how plants grow, you would realize that you are sitting on top of volcanism, at all times. You are surrounded by it, daily, just were never taught to discuss it, like the weather.

    If you were able to attain a first world standard of living, are fed, clean, or not in any immediate trouble, you should be really glad for it.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Tyler Durden wrote this?

  15. Plan twice, prep once says:

    Basic scientific fact, 2/3 of the earths heat is internally generated. It is totally unaffected by humans. The other third comes from the sun, totally

    The core of the earth includes the heaviest elements on earth including uranium. It is a huge nuclear reactor. It runs so hot it is in a plasma state. Our science has no math to process how a plasma nuclear reactor works. It is entirely unaffected by the the works of men, i.e. Global warming.

    From time to time the earth burps, and some times it sleeps. It isn’t rocket science, and it isn’t global warming either.

    Global warming is politics, it isn’t science.

    • Genius says:

      PTPO, I agree but, I believe a minor miniscule amount of the atmosphere is affected by human pollution. Other than that FUCK YA! The sun and earth core are partying like it’s 1999! The MAJORITY of so called scientists say “WE ARE GOING INTO ANOTHER ICE AGE!” MORE ICE IN MY DRINKY POO PLEASE! Ahhhhh thats better now isn’t it 😛

  16. The obvious answer is that ManMade Global Warming is responsible for the volcanic activity. Someone must have hooked their tail pipe up to a volcanic vent and dumped some CO2 into the earths core. it then rounded around inside the core and came out over there and melted the ice. mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa.

  17. 2008 page on lermanet.com on antarctic volcanic melt noted in MODIS imagery

    http://www.lermanet.com/antarcticmelt/index.htm

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