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Saturday, December 24, 2011


Where two oceans meet... but do not mix! INCREDIBLE AND SIMPLY MIND-BLOWING!!!

These two bodies of water were merging in the middle of The Gulf of Alaska and there was a foam developing only at their junction. It is a result of the melting glaciers being composed of fresh water and the ocean has a higher percentage of salt causing the two bodies of water to have different densities and therefore makes it more difficult to mix. Photograph by Kent Smith.

Blogger Unknown said...

I was the photographer of this image while in Alaska. You can read more about it here . For those who do not believe the image is real, here are the other shots that lead up to that moment and one after we passed it
January 3, 2012 3:26 PM

Blogger Renuka Anush said...

It was such a wonderful pic!!
I really loved the pic and I did some search on internet.
the salt water and fresh water do not mix and the surface is called "helocline" this can be found in almost all the estuaries
Cape Agulhas: south Africa
Indian ocean meets and the Atlantic

Cape Horn: near Chile (Drake Passage)
Pacific and Atlantic ocean

Pacific and Indian ocean: near Bali, between Australia and Asia

Arctic and Atlantic ocean: near Greenland

Baring Strait:
Arctic meets Pacific
January 24, 2012 10:41 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

@renuka , elsewhere , ITS not the same phenomena...,There is no other place....where a fresh water glacier meets., Saline water ocean.., This happens only in Gulf of Alaska.., Where the frozen fresh water glacier slides into Pacific ocean., .. In other places....Its just two salt water bodies that meet..,
January 26, 2012 3:01 PM

Whom the supreme court is going to consult

From the face book of Vaidyanathan Sriraman

Blogger gpk pillai said...

Periyar is a 160 year old dam constructed with lime mixture with a total height of 160ft. or so.
British rulers of Madras State had given the life of the dam as 100 years and the agreement with Travancore Maharaja was signed for 99 years. How this changed to 999 years is a mystery as the entire matter was handled by Madras Presidency.

The only other masonry dam of this size and structure was demolished and rebuilt 25 years back somewhere else in the World. Grand Anicut cannot be called a dam but a barrage of insignificant height, and no pressure is caused on the structure as in large dams.

The frequent earthquakes in the dam area has created anxiety in Kerala. If it collapses, the 100 ft. high wall of water would rush down to Idukki dam carrying with it the trees, houses and structures with immense force that might cause collapse of the Idukki dam too and over 75 lakh people living in three districts might be drowned and swept away to sea, the City of Kochi gettiung submerged in 7ft. high waters.

Theoretically, the water of Periyar could be accommodated by Idukki if it is drained to it slowly. But the collapse and 100 ft. high wall of water will carry all debris of huge trees..etc. that might impact the Idukki to collapse.

Why should TN object to a new Dam? TN will continue to get water as before during the construction of the new dam a few hundred metres down the stream. Kerala assures suppy of the same quantity of water from the new dam on commissioning to TN. Entire expenses would be borne by Kerala and Central grants.

Perhaps sanity should prevail over the fissiparious actions seen now in creating venomous animosity between Tamils and Malayalees, by wily Politicians,totally unwarranted.
December 25, 2011 10:56 AM