Latest topics
» Re: Bill Ryan, Founder of a forum: Project Avalon
Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds EmptyToday at 10:58 am by Sourcetruth

» UFO News ~ Video of Wild-Looking UFO Over Cuba Goes Viral plus MORE
Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds EmptyToday at 1:47 am by PurpleSkyz

» Sparks Fly as Heavy Snowfall Downs Power Lines Near Italian Ski Resort
Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds EmptyToday at 1:33 am by PurpleSkyz

» Eerie Earth Sound Recorded for the First Time During a Solar Storm
Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds EmptyToday at 1:29 am by PurpleSkyz

» Aldi Set to Replace 12.5 Million Single Use Plastic Bags With Compostable Bags
Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds EmptyToday at 1:22 am by PurpleSkyz

» Latest Keystone Pipeline Oil Spill is Nearly 10 Times Worse Than Initially Thought
Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds EmptyToday at 1:20 am by PurpleSkyz

» Could consciousness all come down to the way things vibrate?
Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds EmptyToday at 1:12 am by PurpleSkyz

» Physicists claim to have found NEW force of nature
Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds EmptyToday at 1:10 am by PurpleSkyz

» Epstein’s Prison Guards Charged With Falsifying Jail Records
Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds EmptyToday at 12:54 am by PurpleSkyz

» *NEW* - "You just don't see this kind of stuff everyday" - Skies putting on EPIC performance!
Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds EmptyToday at 12:39 am by PurpleSkyz

» Entomologist claims "These photos show evidence of life on Mars"
Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds EmptyToday at 12:11 am by PurpleSkyz

» Bad-clown Rising - Rule of Law
Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds EmptyToday at 12:07 am by PurpleSkyz

» ANY DINARIANS LEFT OUT THERE? 5 Million IQD for Sale
Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds EmptyYesterday at 2:20 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Daniel James & Stina Bo Bina - Is Hollywood Ready for COREY GOODE?- Warped Podcast #1
Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds EmptyYesterday at 12:48 pm by PurpleSkyz

» Meteor Alert: Outburst of Shooting Stars Expected from the Alpha Monocerotids
Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds EmptyYesterday at 11:35 am by PurpleSkyz

» Breaking News! New W. SHROUT Docket Located!
Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds EmptyYesterday at 11:33 am by PurpleSkyz

» The Nephilim Bloodline Command Structure
Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds EmptyYesterday at 11:22 am by PurpleSkyz

» Demon Technology: 5G vs. Human Race
Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds EmptyYesterday at 11:19 am by PurpleSkyz

» 9-year-old genius is set to graduate university
Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds EmptyYesterday at 11:10 am by PurpleSkyz

» SETI Institute celebrates 35 years of hunting ET
Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds EmptyYesterday at 11:07 am by PurpleSkyz

CURRENT MOON

You are not connected. Please login or register

OUT OF MIND » DISCLOSURE » ANTARCTICA » Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds

Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

PurpleSkyz

PurpleSkyz
Admin
Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds


Posted by Julie Celestial on October 16, 2019 at 21:24 UTC (18 hours ago)
Category: Research

Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds Antarctica-f

A recently published study found that Antartica's ice sheets are still emitting radioactive chlorine from marine nuclear weapon tests in the 1950s. This suggests that Antartica regions contain and release the radioactive element differently than what was previously suspected. The results can help scientists with ancient ice dating and their study of the Earth's past climate.
Radioactive isotopes chlorine-36 and beryllium-10 are typically used by scientists to identify the ages of ice in ice cores, barrels of ice acquired by drilling into ice sheets, Abigail Eisenstadt of American Geophysical Union  noted. Chlorine-36 has a different atomic mass than regular chlorine since it's a naturally occurring isotope.

The nuclear weapon tests in the United States conducted in the Pacific Ocean in the 1950s to 1960s resulted in reactions that triggered high concentrations of chlorine-36. The isotope reached the stratosphere, making it spread around the Earth. Some of the gas reached Antartica, where it was contained on ice and has stayed there since then.

.
Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds South-pole
Image credit: @noaa/Unsplash
Some isotopes from nuclear testing have mostly come back to pre-bomb levels in the past years. Scientists expected chlorine-36 to do the same, but their study showed the Vostok region in Antartica is still emitting radioactive chlorine into the atmosphere.
"There is no more nuclear chlorine-36 in the global atmosphere. That is why we should observe natural chlorine-36 levels everywhere," said co-author Mélanie Baroni, a geoscientist at the European Centre for Research and Teaching in Geosciences and the Environment in Aix-en-Provence, France.
Examining the behavior of the isotope in the continent can develop ice dating technology and help scientists understand how the planet's climate transformed over time.
Baroni and the team studied chlorine emissions in different parts of Antartica. They gathered ice samples from a snow pit at Vostok, a Russian research station in East Antartica where there is low snowfall. The scientists compared this sample to the ones from Talos Dome, where there is a big snowfall accumulation.
The results of the research showed that chlorine-36 in Talos Dome has lessened over time, while the Vostok ice had high levels of the isotope, revealing that the Vostok snowpack is still releasing radioactive chlorine.
The researchers are currently developing a plan to drill for a 1.5 million-year-old ice core in the Antartic for further research.
Reference
"A comparison of 36Cl nuclear bomb inputs deposited in snow from Vostok and Talos Dome, Antarctica, using the 36Cl/Cl‐ ratio" - Pivot, S. et al - JGR Atmospheres - https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JD030200

Abstract

36Cl production in the atmosphere is modulated by the magnetic field intensity of both the Sun and the Earth. The record of 36Cl concentration along with that of 10Be in ice cores may, therefore, provide information as to their variability. To better understand the 36Cl signal in glaciological archives, we measured its concentration in Talos Dome snow samples (mean accumulation rate of 8 g.cm‐2.yr‐1 water equivalent) spanning the 1955 to 1980 C.E. period with a resolution of one sample every 3 years, and in Vostok snow samples (mean accumulation rate of 1.96 g.cm‐2.yr‐1 water equivalent) spanning the 1949 to 2007 C.E. period with a six‐month resolution that had never before been obtained. Marine nuclear bomb tests in the late 1950s produced anthropogenic 36Cl which was injected into the stratosphere and spread around the globe. In the late 1950s, this anthropogenic pulse led to an increase of 36Cl concentration at Talos Dome that was more than 100 times higher than the pre‐ and post‐ bomb values. It is noteworthy that the atmosphere of Vostok remains polluted by anthropogenic 36Cl today. This pollution results from gaseous H36Cl mobility at low accumulation sites and implies re‐emission of 36Cl from the snowpack that is not observed at Talos Dome. The 36Cl/Cl‐ ratio may be used to discriminate the stratospheric anthropogenic 36Cl source from the tropospheric natural 36Cl source, which allows us to discuss the immobile vs. mobile 36Cl in the Vostok snowpack.
Featured image credit: @mattpalmer/Unsplash

Thanks to: https://watchers.news



  

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum