Coast to Coast AM -
Live Nightly 1am-5am EST / 10pm-2am PST

articles

Heating the Arctic

(3)During a recent (2003) research expedition to Gakkel ridge, a chain of volcanic mountains submerged in the Arctic Ocean, German and American scientists discovered surprisingly strong hydrothermal activity. The researchers had expected to find the ridge "hydrothermally dead," however instrument readings from the area showed much activity, including an active hot spring on the ocean floor. Robert Felix(1) believes such underwater volcanic activity is heating the seas and instigating climate change.
For more info read The Fiery Face of the Arctic Deep(2).
Photo of ice breaker and research ships: Henry Dick, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/NSF.

1. http://www.iceagenow.com/
2. http://www.mpg.de/english/illustrationsDocumentation/documentation/pressReleases/2003/pressRelease20030718/
3. http://www.mpg.de/bilderBerichteDokumente/multimedial/galerie/bilderWissenschaft/2003/07/PolarsternHealy/Web_Zoom.jpeg

most popular

coast mobile

iPhone / Android Users:
Our website is now optimized for small screen devices. Enjoy a better Coast experience with the browser of your mobile device.
Mobile Apps:
Our iPhone and Android apps are also available.

calendar

Check out our calendar for George Noory's public appearances in 2014.

e-newsletter

Sign up for our free CoastZone e-newsletter to receive exclusive daily articles.

twitter