Giant hole the size of ME reopens in Antarctica's Weddell Sea

A Giant Mysterious Hole Has Emerged In Antarctica And Scientists Still Don't Know The Reason

"As per it stated in Wikipedia", a polynya is an area of open water surrounded by sea ice.

In a rather mysterious development, scientists have spotted a massive hole in the middle of the frozen Weddell Sea of Antarctica. The hole is as large as the state of ME and was first spotted around a month ago by scientists from the University of Toronto and the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling project.

According to scientists, the formation of huge holes in the ice layer on the sea surface can lead to significant climate changes as a result of the circulation of sea water, and further analysis of the data will help to more accurately assess the possible consequences of these processes for the terrestrial climate. "In the depths of winter, for more than a month, we've had this area of open water", Kent Moore, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Toronto, told National Geographic.

Forty years after the first observation of the polynia in the sea, the Weddell did not open, and now it is the second year in a row that has opened.

Read the full story at USA Today.

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In the winter of 2016, a much-diminished Weddell showed up again on satellite images. Dr. Mojib Latif, head of the Research Division at GEOMAR, in a public statement. Then it wasn't seen for four decades, reopened for a few weeks past year and has emerged yet again. "This is like opening a pressure relief valve-the ocean then releases a surplus of heat to the atmosphere for several consecutive winters until the heat reservoir is exhausted". Many consider this to be a polynya that suffers a change of state, rather than temperature. The study of the giant hole will allow researchers to validate their climate models, Moore said.

"We don't really understand the long-term impacts this polynya will have", he says.

The scientists aren't sure what has caused this polynya to return. The polynya is the dark region of open water within the ice pack. The team is making use of observations from deep sea robots and satellites and feels that the data they have now compared to 40 years ago is "amazing".

'The better we understand these natural processes, the better we can identify the anthropogenic impact on the climate system'.

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