Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Ocean currents -- October 21, 2019

Some significant trends are still evident.

This shows the main impact zone of the Atlantic belt has moved down to the most southerly point that I've seen yet.

Once again, this winter, we will have lots of heat energy going south.

The Pacific currents are a mess.

There are upper reversals, but it is all turbulence, no net flow.  This has resulted in the quickest draw-down of warm water that I've seen in the eastern Pacific.  Once again this winter, our only warmth will come from the Gulf of Mexico, and that's only for Southern Ontario, once in a while.

I still don't have confidence in a mechanism for the temperature cycles.  Is it diversion to the south, or a heat energy storage thing?  It needs some measurements.

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