[TheExpress] The luminous-looking green ice already covers about 650 square miles (about 1000 square kilometres) – and it is growing by the day. NASA scientists who spotted the bizarre green ice among the thousands of routine survey pictures taken from 700 miles up US satellite Landsat 8 by are baffled. As ever aliens have been blamed by online conspiracy theory forums.
[NASA] GREEN ICE: Antarctica really is turning luminous green says NASA
But of course NASA boffins have offered more credible alternatives. The best theory climate scientists have come up with is that the freakish green-tinged ice is probably due to a massive bloom of phytoplankton. NASA observers are unclear if the mass of phytoplankton and algae is trapped in the soft slushy forming sea ice or whether it is living below existing sea ice.
The 1000 square kilometre patch of green ice was seen on a routine fly over Photosynthetic plankton called phytoplankton and algae grow all around Antarctica’s summer from October to February
It is autumn in Antarctica but algae blooms can have been spotted at this time of year. Marine glaciologist Jan Lieser of Australia’s Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Center reported to NASA’s Earth Observatory that in 2012 a team had recorded an enormous bloom in late February and early March.
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Play slideshow Youtube 1 of 7 NASA With scientist baffled online theorists are blaming aliens for the lime area That mass of algae was 124 miles (200 kilometers) long and 62 miles (100 km) wide – even bigger than the current bloom. And experts predict the new bloom will get bigger before the brutal Arctic winter takes hold. Scientists on an expedition to observe the green swirls found that the bloom was not free-floating algae, but green sea ice, or sea ice with algae growing on it. The pictures were snapped by the space agency’s Operational Land Imager (OLI) on their Landsat 8 satellite.
Climate experts have suggested the discolouration is simple down to a phytoplankton bloom Landsat 8, which was launched in February 2013 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, is part of the US Geological Survey which maps the world’s landmasses. It orbits the globe at an altitude of 438 miles (705 km) and takes more than 700 pictures a day.
The satellite covers the entire globe every 16 days. The on-board Operational Land Imager (OLI) camera and the Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) are so powerful capable of zooming in on individuals in the crowd at a baseball game.
[ZurichTimes] For an explanation of that these two articles mean and what is really going on in Antarctica is that we are experiencing global climate changes as being experienced right now with severe weather anomalies around the world. In addition, according to some sources the Earth is in fact heating up from the inside out and especially in the area of Antarctica and in particular on the the East Coast of Antarctica.
Clif High recently spoke about this heating up phenomena aka Earth Expansion Phase and other sites have confirmed this information as well. Antarctica is heating up now before our eyes and what we will find there will forever change Humanity.
Part 2 Clif High with Sarah Westall - Antarctica. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSJwj0kTbH8
Part 1 Sarah Westall and Cligh High - Antarctica. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH_BTgHuSQE