Sea ice thermostat process and deep ocean temperatures
August 13, 2011 at 2:10 pm
In all seriousness I wish to know why the bottoms of the oceans are much colder than the surface.
I know the surface gets sunlight during the day and radiates heat at night.
What I don’t understand is why radiant heat is not trapped at the bottom.
Why is IR radiation from the surface not been trapped at the bottom of the ocean?
when the polar ice at either pole freezes in its respective winter, it squeezes out most of the salt that accumulates into the close to 2c sea water that then becomes denser than the warmer or fresher water, due to both the fact that water gets densest at around 4 to 2 degrees C and the more salt is added to the solution. This colder denser salter water drops to the bottom of the oceans and spreads out covering the worlds ocean floors, Most of the heat loss from the poles is moved this way, when the heat loss is fast enough then sea ice forms and as it thickens it starts to insulate the 4 to 6 degree C sea water, as it spreads it regulates the limit of heat that can escape into space.
The reason Tenbreth cant find the missing heat in the depths of the oceans is that due to any warming, from contact with warm spots on the sea floor, the slightly warmer water is less dense and rises slowly back to the surface until it finds water the same temperature, the deep currents that are assisted by lunar declinational tidal disturbances, helps to regulate the changes in medium flow rates of these deep currents, but the main driver is the amount of heat loss at the poles.
At the same time lunar declinational tidal effects in the atmosphere vary over an 18.6 year cycle from min to max angle at culmination, changing the turbulence patterns in the atmosphere by driving the Rossby waves and movements of the jet streams, as the angle between the current lunar and solar declination goes in and out of concurrence. The large blocking patterns seen in the atmosphere form when the solar and lunar declination is close to the same, and the loopiness of the wave patterns is enhanced, the resultant timing of the pattern enhancement shifts through the seasons as the relationship evolves over the 18.6 year Mn period.
Long term patterns of ICE/NO ICE changes in the arctic follows the effectiveness of the transfer of equatorial heat into the polar regions, that effect the balance between “the sea water cooling enough to freeze” or just create dense water for the bathyscaphe cold water cyclic circulation which gets taken care of first. When there is enough cooling in the depths to displace the thinning warm layer on the oceans surface then it is easier to form more polar ice.
The whole process is just another three phase thermostatic process that helps to regulate the earths climate, which is why a lot of people are keenly watching the sea ice balance.