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RISK OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE BY BP OIL SPILL by Dr. Gianluigi Zangari, Frascati National Laboratories (LNF) - National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) Frascati 00044, Via E. Fermi, 40, ITALY

RISK OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE BY BP OIL SPILL by Dr. Gianluigi Zangari, Frascati National Laboratories (LNF) - National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) Frascati 00044, Via E. Fermi, 40, ITALY

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Scientific paper reporting that the BP oil spill may have significant effect on the North Atlantic Loop Current.
Scientific paper reporting that the BP oil spill may have significant effect on the North Atlantic Loop Current.

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 RISK OF GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE BY BP OIL SPILL
Gianluigi Zangari
Frascati National Laboratories (LNF) - National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN)Frascati 00044, Via E. Fermi, 40, ITALYCorrespondence to: Gianluigi Zangari Email: gianluigi.zangari@lnf.infn.it
Abstract: BP Oil Spill may cause an irreparable damage to the Gulf Stream global climate thermoregulation activity.
The Gulf Stream importance in the global climate thermoregulation processesis well assessed. The latest real time satellite (Jason, Topex/Poseidon, GeosatFollow-On, ERS-2, Envisat) data maps of May-June 2010 processed by CCAR
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 (Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research), checked at FrascatiLaboratories by the means of the SHT congruent calculus
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and compared withpast years data, show for the first time a direct evidence of the rapid breakingof the Loop Current, a warm ocean current, crucial part of the Gulf Stream.As displayed both by the sea surface velocity maps and the sea surface heightmaps, the Loop Current broke down for the first time around May 18
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andgenerated a clock wise eddy, which is still active (see Fig. 1).
Figure 1| Real time satellites data maps.
Real time sea surface height maps (above) andsea surface velocity maps (below) starting from april 22
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until June 9
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processed by CCAR
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 and checked at LNF (Frascati) by SHT calculus
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. The star indicates the site of BP platform “Deepwater Horizon”. The yellow arrow indicates the breaking of the Loop Stream.

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