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Strong geothermal heating measured beneath West Antarctic Ice Sheet

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif., July 10 (UPI) -- A surprisingly high amount of geothermal heating has been measured underneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Using a lengthy probe, researchers measured the flow of heat in the sediments below the ice sheet. A significant flow of heat is traveling upward form the geothermal sources toward the base of the ice.

The significant heat rate doesn't explain recent ice loss episodes detailed by other research projects, as it is not a new phenomenon.

"The ice sheet developed and evolved with the geothermal heat flux coming up from below -- it's part of the system," Andrew Fisher, professor of Earth and planetary sciences at UC Santa Cruz, said in a press release. "But this could help explain why the ice sheet is so unstable. When you add the effects of global warming, things can start to change quickly."

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2015/07/10/Strong-geothermal-heating-measured-beneath-West-Antarctic-Ice-Sheet/7391436558929/?spt=sec&or=sn

 
 
 
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 RabidWolf    940

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"The ice sheet developed and evolved with the geothermal heat flux coming up from below -- it's part of the system," Andrew Fisher, professor of Earth and planetary sciences at UC Santa Cruz, said in a press release. "But this could help explain why the ice sheet is so unstable. When you add the effects of global warming, things can start to change quickly.

 
 
 

Yup, once I saw UC Santa Cruz  in the article, I knew they'd have to minimize the actual significance of this finding to sell their "global warming" bullshit.

"it's part of the system" No shit, Sherlock! Everything on Earth is part of the terrestrial "system". Like any other geological system it will have periods of increased and decreased heating, just like Yellow Stone does. However, with their single data point of this one temperature measurement from a single location, that (for them as scientists) is enough data for them to dismiss it as a reason for ice sheet loss. Wow. 

Are there any professors in California who aren't complete idiots?

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The deepest hole drilled by man is 7 1/2 miles deep. So how do they know what is beneath the surface? Anyone who trusts Science must still believe humans put men on the moon in 1969.

:bananarasta: Sure, they did.

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