The Bermuda triangle is called the area between the coast of Florida, a small island in Bermuda and Puerto Rico in the Atlantic ocean. The notoriety he gained in the 50-ies of the last century, and the catchy name was given with a light hand of the writer Vincent Gaddis in 1964. From the moment scientists have conducted many experiments, but could not understand the reason for the regular disappearances of ships in this area of the ocean.
However, new research by British scientists, it seems, sheds light on a mysterious incident in the Bermuda triangle. Oceanographers from the University of Southampton believe that the cause of the shipwreck lies in the wave-killers.
Based on extensive meteorological and geographical data, the specialists found outthat this area regularly experiences strong storms, which generate the so-called Rouge waves. It suddenly occurs 20 to 30 meters of single giants. To understand how they affect passing through a dangerous section of the ships, the scientists decided to simulate a virtual storm and send a computer model of the ship "Cyclops".
Its prototype was the American ship, which in 1918 followed the route from Brazil to the United States. Then on Board the 180-metre vessel was carrying 300 passengers. However, to the destination "Cyclops" never arrived. The last time he was seen in the area of Barbados, after which the ship disappeared. Despite an extensive search, no wreckage, no bodies to detect and failed.
100 years later history repeated itself already with virtual "Cyclops". As soon as the ship was in the midst of the storm, he immediately broke in half and sank in minutes. According to British oceanographers, the ship could not withstand the weight of the fallen waves, and that was the cause of the crash. "Most likely, most of the other disappeared in the Bermuda triangle ships sank in a similar way", — concluded one of the members of the research team Simon Boxall.
Russian scientists have confirmed that freak waves do exist in this region and can be one of the reasons for the missing ships. So, in a conversation with "360" chief researcher of the Institute of Oceanology named after P. P. Shirshov of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Gorodnitsky said that the main feature of such waves in their unpredictability.
Rogue waves have no precursors — they arise out of nowhere and a huge flood wave just destroys the ship. However, it should be noted that the theory of British does not explain why the area of the Bermuda triangle missing planes, because they wave in no way influence can'tAlexander Gorodnitsky, a researcher at the Institute of Oceanology named after P. P. Shirshov.
Scientists around the world are already not the first year trying to solve the mystery of the Bermuda triangle. For example, Australians at one time thought that the shipwreck is to blame methane gas. Oceanographers examining some dangerous area of the seabed found the place of ancient eruptions with a large accumulation of methane hydrates. According to scientists, methane, disentangling from cracks in the ocean floor, turns into a huge gas bubbles, which then rise to the water surface and there explode. They "knock down" ship, which instantly loses its buoyancy and is sinking rapidly.
Other experts believed that the ships simply went off course because of the Gulf stream. For a long time among the versions was and geomagnetic fields that disrupt the navigation. There was quite a mythical assumption. The people went the story that the Bermuda triangle is the location of the lost city of Atlantis. According to legend, the source of her energy was in the crystal, forming a giant wave in the deep ocean and causing interruptions in the operation of navigational AIDS of ships and aircraft.
However, all these theories have questioned all the same British scientists who blame the shipwreck Rouge waves. They argue that the additional risk could carry and inexperience sailors. As an example, the oceanographers, the statistics of the coast guard in Florida, according to which over 80% of incidents occur in the ocean because swimming out "newbies".
Contribute to changeable weather conditions — a sudden storm can knock inexperienced sailors off course or sink the ship. Danger and shoals. So, being in the heart of the storm without the ability to align the course or call for help, newcomers increase their chances of certain death.
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