A massive mapping operation in the Southern Ocean is wrapping up scientists creating the most precise depiction of the area yet
It covers 48 million square kilometres and even stretches right down to the sea floor’s deepest point.
At 7,432 metres below sea level, this depression is dubbed the Factorian Deep.
The map will be of great assistance to those who traverse the ocean while also helping us gauge a better understanding of the Earth’s climate and geological history.
The seafloor influences the behaviour of ocean currents and the information can be used to improve models forecasting future climate change.
After all, it’s actually oceans that play the major role in moving heat around the planet.
While we still have much to learn this project and others like it around the world are gradually filling in the gaps.
Heatwave drains River Po and exposes WW2 Bomb
Well how’s this for a climate discovery
Heatwaves across Europe are scorching fields and draining rivers.
In Italy, the waters of the nation’s River Po are now running so low they revealed a previously submerged World War Two bomb.
Military experts have now defused the device and carried out a controlled explosion.
The 450 kilogram bomb was discovered by fisherman on July 25 near a northern village.
Around 3,000 people living nearby were evacuated for the disposal operation, and the area’s airspace was also shut down.
Floods: authorities search for stranded motorists
Authorities are desperately searching for stranded motorists after Death Valley was drenched by a near-record downpour
1,000 people are believed to be stuck inside the National Park, forcing the site’s closure.
On top of this, 60 cars belonging to park visitors and staff have buried in several feet of debris at an historic luxury hotel near the park headquarters.
Flash floods are a natural part of the region’s ecology and occur somewhere throughout the national park every year, often reshaping its canyon landscape.
Authorities say no further monsoonal rain is expected imminently, but additional showers have been forecast.
Iran mudslides leave 69 people dead
Iran mudslides and flash floods have left 69 people dead
Extreme landslides and flash floods have hit Iran’s major cities and provinces.
The extreme weather event has devastated thousands of civilians across 20 provinces, including the Tehran region.
Iran’s crisis Management Organisation says approximately 20,000 residential homes have been damaged and 45 people are still missing.
Many of the regions major airports and highways have also been impacted with thousands of people urgently evacuated.
Iran has been fighting the heavy rainfall for over two weeks, with deadly mudslides sweeping livelihoods away.
The Iranian Meteorological organisation has warned the floods are set to continue, with predictions more heavy rainfall is on the way.
So far, the floods have caused millions in damages to major provinces. Ten of thousands of livestock and animals have also been washed away.
Many locals have taken to social media to show the extent of the floods.
Many scientists around the world are blaming climate change for these kind of frequent weather disasters.
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