The Continental Conveyor Belt And Its Impact On Earth 's Weather Systems

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1. Is the "Oceanic Conveyor Belt" addressed in the movie? If so, how is it explained?
In the film “The Day After Tomorrow,” the significance of the Global Oceanic Conveyor Belt 's impact on earth 's weather systems is portrayed .The Gulf Stream (North Atlantic drift), referred to in the movie as the "ocean conveyor belt", is disrupted and abruptly stops flowing due to the melting of the polar ice caps and an influx of large volumes of fresh water into the oceans. The Gulf Stream brings warm water from the tropics past the North American continent, then continues in a circular pattern across the Atlantic towards Western Europe, the climates of these continents are influenced by this warm water current. The disruption in the Gulf Stream circulation pattern results in a severe global deep freeze which sets the stage for the fictional drama in the film.

2. What is the significance of scientists analyzing ice cores? Analyzing ice cores are a great way to provide direct and detailed from past climate and atmospheric conditions. Ice cores provide seasonal markers allowing accurate dating. Seasonal cores such as stable isotope ratios of water. The physical and chemical properties of an ice core can reveal past variations in climate ranging from seasons to hundreds of thousands of years. This is how Jack the Meteorologist, discovered scientific theory about the unknown climate change.

3. In the movie, what are some of the initial pieces of evidence that show a major…

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