Tag Archives: Vortex

A descent into the maelstrom – ‘black hole’ whirlpools seen for the first time in the South Atlantic

More settled science: these whirlpools transport vast amount of water and heat vertically in the ocean, somewhat like hurricanes do for the atmosphere. It is fun to imagine “Trenberth’s missing heat” being sucked down one of these. Via Yahoo News: … Continue reading

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NASA: High-Altitude Haze and Vortex At South Pole of Saturn’s Moon Titan

PASADENA, Calif. — Images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft show a concentration of high-altitude haze and a vortex materializing at the south pole of Saturn’s moon Titan, signs that the seasons are turning on Saturn’s largest moon. “The structure inside the … Continue reading

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New WUWT Polar Vortex Reference Page

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” We are pleased to introduce WUWT’s newest addition, the WUWT Polar Vortex Reference Page. For those unfamiliar, a Polar Vortex is “caused when an area of low pressure sits at the rotation pole of … Continue reading

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