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Noaa: Gulf Stream Weakened In June/july

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Intriguing National Geographic article.

View the NOAA report here.

This site shows current velocities of the Gulf Stream, and I've taken some incredible screen-caps from the archives to illustrate the period in question. The Gulf stream appears to break. Just amazing.

Due to the position of the weakening hard up against the East Coast of America it surely has nothing to do with melting Sea Ice. Does it time with the hurricanes, though? And more importantly are there any more climatic effects of this to come, or have they already all been experienced?

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In the last available image the Gulf stream appears again to be attenuating in the same place before, but there are no more recent images after that.

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An Interesting story AFT, I certainty will read up on it, thanks for posting it up.

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Hi all,

There have been subtle changes for many years and the effects of this are being felt accross western Europe.

The June/July event seems to be quite important and alot more than a subtle change.It would be great to see more of these stumbling temporary halts to see if there is to become a pattern.

Some time ago articles were postd here about likely changes

Snow lovers will love it

For more info read posts in the debate on the effects

http://www.netweather.tv/forum/topic/48837-uk-and-north-west-europe-climate-change/

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There have been subtle changes for many years and the effects of this are being felt accross western Europe.

what changes would they be?..they must be very very subtle because i have not noticed any??

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Hi all,

There have been subtle changes for many years and the effects of this are being felt accross western Europe.

The June/July event seems to be quite important and alot more than a subtle change.It would be great to see more of these stumbling temporary halts to see if there is to become a pattern.

Some time ago articles were postd here about likely changes

Snow lovers will love it

For more info read posts in the debate on the effects

http://www.netweathe...climate-change/

Enjoyed your read on climate-change and look forward to your views

for this winter rolleyes.gif

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pyrotech, do you have any comments on this particular event or did you just use the occasion to link to your previous thread? That's okay if that thread was relevant but it doesn't appear to be. Not unless you argue the August event was related to melting ice. Since it is nowhere near ice melt basin, and it is not the Gulf Stream but the North Atlantic Drift that is the subject of your theory (they are two different things) my assumption is your past thread is of total irrelevance to this one.

I'm willing to listen to arguments, however... what does explain this unusual event? Something must.

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The report mentions something about the NAO, I think this has been mooted as possibly switching to negative mode; perhaps the phase change may have something to do with this? Could the phase change of the PDO last year be connected?

There's some evidence of the Solar cycle affecting the PDO, perhaps the unusual nature of the current Solar has a connection too? We haven't been in a position to monitor so closely a prolonged minima in recent decades, perhaps it will throw up a few surprises; probably take a few years to unravel it all though.

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