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Bermuda Triangle? Scientific
Method Reportedly more than 100 ships and aircraft and 1,000 people have disappeared while traveling in the Bermuda Triangle. Energy Magnetic Fields Plate Tectonics Solar Radiation Atmosphere,
Information Works Cited Rogue Waves High winds and strong currents can cause waves to merge.
There is no warning for rogue waves.
The tallest wave recorded was 157 feet. These waves can easily knock a low flying plane out of the sky.
These waves can also easily flip a ship and sink it. Earthquakes image retrieved from http://gcaptain.com/tag/rogue-waves/ Two tectonic plates, the Caribbean Plate and the North American Plate.
These two plates form a transform boundary which causes earthquakes.
Underwater earthquakes can cause rogue waves which can flip ships. Image retrieved from http://www.maps.com/ref_map.aspx?pid=12871 Two tectonic plates, the Caribbean Plate and the North American Plate, meet within the Bermuda Triangle.
These two plates form a transform boundary or fault where the sliding of the plates can cause earthquakes.
Underwater earthquakes can cause rogue waves which can flip ships. Earthquakes Gulf Stream A fast ocean current that flows from the Gulf of Mexico to Newfoundland, Canada.
A ship that gets caught in the Gulf Stream could easily get off course and wreckage would be quickly lost. Ships and aircraft have accidents all over the world and it's not unusual for wreckage to be lost.
This area is heavily traveled and therefore has a higher accident rate.
Overall, travel by air and sea is much safer than driving a car.
Yes, it is safe to travel through the Bermuda Triangle. It is no more dangerous than any other part of the ocean. Hurricanes Today it is rather easy to avoid a hurricane at sea because of weather reports and advance storm warnings.
The most dangerous and unpredictable part of a hurricane is a microburst. Image retrieved from http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/bermudatri.html Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLLnraf9EIA Methane Hydrates There are pockets of methane gas trapped below the ocean floor.
When released all at once it could cause an eruption of gas all the way to the surface of the water.
A ship passing directly above the escaping gas would rapidly sink. Many people believe that the Bermuda Triangle is where a compass points true north instead of magnetic north. This would make pilots or sea captains lose their way.
The Bermuda Triangle was once a place where a compass pointed true north but that hasn't been true since the 19th century. Image retrieved from http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/dv/iadv/graph.php?code=AVI&program=ccgg&type=sc image retrieved from http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/dv/iadv/graph.php?code=BMW&program=ccgg&type=sc Image retrieved from http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/dv/iadv/graph.php?code=KEY&program=ccgg&type=sc "3:Magnetic Fields Askew." The Science Channel. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Jan. 2013.
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is the Bermuda Triangle? N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Jan. 2013.
Whiting, Jim. The Bermuda Triangle. Hockessin: Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2007. Print. Background Information Observations The Bermuda Triangle is roughly 440,000 square miles.
It is also known as the Devil's Triangle.
The US Board of Geographic Names does not recognize the Bermuda Triangle as an official name.
The US Navy does not believe that the Bermuda Triangle exists. Conclusion Greenhouse Gases Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the main gas emitted through human activity and is measured because of the interest in global climate change.
The following graphs show measurements of atmospheric CO2 from three areas near the Bermuda Triangle. The first two are within the boundaries of the Bermuda Triangle and the last is outside of it.
The graphs are very similar and show no different results for locations within the Bermuda Triangle. Possible Explanations Throughout history people have suggested theories to explain the disappearances.
Believable explanations include human error, the Gulf Stream, rogue waves, methane hydrates, hurricanes, and electromagnetic aberration. We will discuss these theories.
Paranormal explanations include aliens, time travel, and the lost island of Atlantis. Precipitation The Bermuda Triangle has a tropical climate.
There is a lot of rainfall, especially during the fall/hurricane season.
This area is prone to severe storms.