THE WORLD OCEAN THE ULTIMATE JACUZZI
|A STILL FRAME FROM A NASA VIDEO THIS POSTING LINKS YOU TO DEPICTING THE EARTH'S OCEAN CURRENT SYSTEM
Follow the Hyperlink in this Posting for an Educational and Relaxing Lesson in the World Ocean Currents System.
Labor Day is behind us and the official first day of fall is just about here. This is a fun post that we put up about once a year. We won't carp on climate change. We won't lament the end of summer, kind of a sad day in Annapolis, and a blessed relief in New Orleans. No, this is all about the wonder of it all, the good Earth's "heat budget" and visualizing it, and it's remarkable similarity to a Jacuzzi. This is also a reminder that our Oceanography Section isn't just for Oceanographers but for everyone interested in the oceans, or just in possession of a sense of wonder. This is a very small sample of what we call our "Special Features" that we link you to. In Oceanography we link you to "Listen to the Ocean" where you can actually listen to ocean sounds from live mikes set on the sea floor,and a virtual dive program where you can direct the under water cameras. American Admiralty Books is part cyber library / book store and part nautical museum with lots of interactive fun features in many of the "Special Pages" such as Oceanography, Diving, Fishing, Naval Interests, Merchant Marine Interest, Sailing, Surfing and others. Feel free to roam around and try things.
Every Fall the TV weather guys and girls give us all something of a micro lesson on ocean currents as they speculate over the relative severity of the on coming winter. El Nino, La Nina, the Gulf Stream all have parts to play. But these most famous ocean currents are but a tiny fraction of the oceans circulatory system, which in turn is part of the earth's heat management system. Understanding the whole system seems like a Herculean task. In fact, to the extent that being able to visualize it is understanding, understanding can be fun and relaxing.
Some earth scientists at NASA have put together a computerized visualization aid on the planet's global ocean current system. It is even set to relaxing music. So sit back in your favorite barco lounger, hit the hyperlink, kick back and enjoy a God's eye view of the ocean as it circulates. The NASA guys posted this to You Tube and we link you because that's what we do, review and post the information on all things maritime because we like the maritime world and we know how. We'll get back to the news of the issues of the day soon, but this show reminds us why we went into the marine professions in the first place, all lousy working conditions, pay issues, and under and over regulation disputes aside.