Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-01-2017, 02:23   #1
CF Adviser
 
Pelagic's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2007
Boat: Van Helleman Schooner 65ft StarGazer
Posts: 8,362
Largest Iceberg soon to Calf

This caught my attention
Size of Delaware, 350m thick

Could something this size, floating freely change the behavior of Ocean Currents?

https://gcaptain.com/one-of-biggest-...om-antarctica/
__________________

Pelagic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2017, 03:31   #2
Registered User
 
adoxograph's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: ɐıןɐɹʇsnɐ 'ʇsɐoɔ ǝuıɥsuns
Boat: Landlocked right now.
Posts: 355
Images: 1
Re: Largest Iceberg soon to Calf

Here we go again. I think that this thread will be closed down by the moderators after about 500 posts.

Don't mind me standing in the corner watching the show
__________________

__________________
As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.
― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
adoxograph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2017, 03:47   #3
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: PORTUGAL
Posts: 24,009
Images: 2
pirate Re: Largest Iceberg soon to Calf

Naah..!! would have to take root and stay that big for a long time..
__________________


Born To Be Wild.. Click on the picture.
boatman61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2017, 03:52   #4
cruiser

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Slidell, La.
Boat: Morgan Classic 33
Posts: 1,745
Re: Largest Iceberg soon to Calf

Quote:
Originally Posted by adoxograph View Post
Here we go again. I think that this thread will be closed down by the moderators after about 500 posts.

Don't mind me standing in the corner watching the show
Why? From the article:

"Professor Luckman added that this is a geographical and not a climate event."
jimbunyard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2017, 04:02   #5
Registered User
 
rgleason's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Boston, MA
Boat: 1981 Bristol 32 Sloop
Posts: 13,281
Re: Largest Iceberg soon to Calf

Pelagic Thank you for posting. We saw B2 occur in 2002, it was the size of Manhattan. Undtoppable now.
rgleason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2017, 04:21   #6
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: PORTUGAL
Posts: 24,009
Images: 2
pirate Re: Largest Iceberg soon to Calf

Quote:
Originally Posted by rgleason View Post
Pelagic Thank you for posting. We saw B2 occur in 2002, it was the size of Manhattan. Undtoppable now.
Ahh. but look on the bright side.. it may slow down the increasing salinity of the oceans.. its part of earths natural cycle.. something mankind knows little, claims much and speculates wildly about.
__________________


Born To Be Wild.. Click on the picture.
boatman61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2017, 04:41   #7
Senior Cruiser
 
StuM's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Port Moresby,Papua New Guinea
Boat: FP Belize Maestro 43 and OPB
Posts: 8,631
Re: Largest Iceberg soon to Calf

Quote:
Originally Posted by boatman61 View Post
Ahh. but look on the bright side.. it may slow down the increasing salinity of the oceans.. its part of earths natural cycle.. something mankind knows little, claims much and speculates wildly about.
Increasing salinity? Where's the extra salt coming from? Since sea levels are supposedly rising and the only source for that rise is fresh water off the land, there must be a lot of salt coming from somewhere.
StuM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2017, 04:48   #8
Senior Cruiser
 
StuM's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Port Moresby,Papua New Guinea
Boat: FP Belize Maestro 43 and OPB
Posts: 8,631
Re: Largest Iceberg soon to Calf

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pelagic View Post
This caught my attention
Size of Delaware, 350m thick

Could something this size, floating freely change the behavior of Ocean Currents?

https://gcaptain.com/one-of-biggest-...om-antarctica/
Doubtful, considering that the total amount of water it contains is only equivalent to about two hours discharge from the Amazon River.
StuM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2017, 04:55   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Probably in an anchorage or a boatyard..
Boat: Ebbtide 33' steel cutter
Posts: 4,568
Re: Largest Iceberg soon to Calf

Quote:
Originally Posted by StuM View Post
Since sea levels are supposedly rising and the only source for that rise is fresh water off the land,
Not quite, warm something up it gets bigger.
conachair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2017, 05:03   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Wilbur By The Sea, FL
Boat: Catalina 30
Posts: 661
Re: Largest Iceberg soon to Calf

All good until Godzilla melts out of it... Then uh oh Tokyo!
__________________
Gary
http://svknotaclew.wordpress.com/
The Garbone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2017, 05:07   #11
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: PORTUGAL
Posts: 24,009
Images: 2
pirate Re: Largest Iceberg soon to Calf

Quote:
Originally Posted by StuM View Post
Increasing salinity? Where's the extra salt coming from? Since sea levels are supposedly rising and the only source for that rise is fresh water off the land, there must be a lot of salt coming from somewhere.
Us in the main... via rivers, outflows from cities.. basically the wrong crap disturbing a delicate balance leading to de-oxygenation of the oceans.. artificial nutrients designed to kill anything but a particular crop.. where dya think it goes when it rains or is watered.. down to the water table or into streams and rivers.. and if you eat canned/processed food out there.. stop peeing over the side..
Okay.. balls in the air..
__________________


Born To Be Wild.. Click on the picture.
boatman61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2017, 05:18   #12
Senior Cruiser
 
StuM's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Port Moresby,Papua New Guinea
Boat: FP Belize Maestro 43 and OPB
Posts: 8,631
Re: Largest Iceberg soon to Calf

Quote:
Originally Posted by conachair View Post
Not quite, warm something up it gets bigger.
Correct, there is a thermosteric component, I should have said that the major source was fresh water from the land.

And expansion doesn't increase the salinity.
StuM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2017, 06:39   #13
CF Adviser
 
Pelagic's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2007
Boat: Van Helleman Schooner 65ft StarGazer
Posts: 8,362
Re: Largest Iceberg soon to Calf

Quote:
Originally Posted by rgleason View Post
Pelagic Thank you for posting. We saw B2 occur in 2002, it was the size of Manhattan. Undtoppable now.
I have trouble getting my head around something the size of Delaware and 350m thick moving with the currents.

You would think if it got broadside to a major current, it could deflect it out of its normal path.
Pelagic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2017, 07:34   #14
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Wilbur By The Sea, FL
Boat: Catalina 30
Posts: 661
Re: Largest Iceberg soon to Calf

All concerns are answered in this book.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/..._Frozen_Pirate
__________________
Gary
http://svknotaclew.wordpress.com/
The Garbone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2017, 23:27   #15
Registered User
 
Celestialsailor's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: In Mexico, working on the boat
Boat: Hallberg Rassy 35. and 14ft.Whitehall pulling skiff.
Posts: 8,018
Images: 5
Re: Largest Iceberg soon to Calf

Quote:
Originally Posted by StuM View Post
Increasing salinity? Where's the extra salt coming from? Since sea levels are supposedly rising and the only source for that rise is fresh water off the land, there must be a lot of salt coming from somewhere.
If you read carefully, he said "slow down the increasing salinity of the oceans".
I'm sure this has nothing to do with climate change though...
__________________

__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow - what a ride!"

http://wwwjolielle.blogspot.com/
Celestialsailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cal

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Very Cool Encounter With Whale and Calf Coops Off Topic Forum 4 15-06-2014 23:54
Don't Try to Get Close to an Iceberg brankin Polar Regions 3 02-06-2012 11:03
I need a ride: Baja/SoCal or San Fran to Hawaii, soon, very soon ferrarisgirl Crew Archives 0 13-05-2009 18:50
Lost whale calf bonds with yacht, tries to suckle dennisjay General Sailing Forum 5 22-08-2008 14:43
New City-sized Iceberg Created Near Antarctica CaptainK Polar Regions 1 03-04-2006 20:16



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 23:59.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.