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Influence on Culture: Gulliver's Travels
- Hi! Can you elaborate a bit? What film do you mean? A link would be good to whatever it is you mean. Sources rule :) Irondome (talk) 02:40, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
1492 Christopher Columbus was the first to describe the Bermuda Triangle
Thursday 13 September 1492
On this day at the beginning of night the compasses northwested and in the morning they northeasted somewhat.
Monday September 17,
The pilots took the north, marking it [North Star], and found that the compasses northwested a full point [11 and one quarter degrees]; and the sailors were fearful and depressed and did not say why. The Admiral was aware of this and he ordered that the north again be marked when dawn came, and they found that the compasses were correct. The cause was that the North Star appears to move and not the compasses.
Sunday 23 September
Since the sea had been calm and smooth the men complained, saying that since in that region there were no rough seas [Sargasso Sea], it would never blow for a return to Spain. But later the sea rose high and without wind, which astonished them, because of which the Admiral says here that the high sea was very necessary for me, a sign which had not appeared except in the time of the Jews when they left Egypt and complained against Moses, who took them out of captivity.
Sunday, 30 September
Also the Admiral says here when night comes the compasses northwest one quarter, and when dawn comes they coincide with the North Star exactly.
- Not a reliable source....
- About discovering the Bermuda Triangle, note that extraordinary claims require extraordinary sources.
- About the North Star. Columbus was observing Magnetic declination, a natural phenomena that is very well understood. For more info, maybe google will allow you to read this page. Or search "Columbus" on this page for an explanation of how other navigators discovered the same thing.
- About the variable winds being explainable only by the Bermuda Triangle, you need a reliable source. --Enric Naval (talk) 20:22, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
The Gulf Stream was certainly known to the Spanish. Benjamin Franklin first tracked its path along Florida, past Hatteras, and out into the Atlantic. He knew it was thin ribbon of warmer water, and tracked the core by measuring the surface temps. The GS follows the coast tightly, at about the 300m depth contour. There is a deep southwards flow which follows the 2300m contour. The GS only flows within the Triangle for 100km or so, at the western most point. The article is incorrect insisting that the GS is caused by Thermohaline circulation, or the "Stommel-Arrons Thermohaline Overturning Theory". Overturning is driven by the GS. The GS is driven by the large relative vorticity of the N. Atlantic winds. This drives a stron southwards flow in the middle of the ocean. The GS is narrow western boundary current, unaffected by the wind stress, is driven by the S-N pressure gradient at the coast, and so conserves volume. Its spinup/down time scale is 50yrs or more.22.214.171.124 (talk) 05:28, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
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For under influence on popular culture:
Avro Tudor section. Only the Jamaica-bound a/c was inside the Triangle. Both a/c were operating well inside their max range, which was 5800km. They were built to cross the Atlantic with one stopover. TXKF to MKJP is 2100km. Azores to TXKF is 3200km. I'm not an advocate of the Triangle nonsense, but it looks like the skeptics are indulging in humbug as well.126.96.36.199 (talk) 05:52, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
Lawrence David Kusche
This is a minor thing, but the article refers to Lawrence (Larry) David Kusche. The section name is marked as Larry Kusche but the name is only used in the section name. The rest of the article uses David Kusche. Using a single version of the name might be useful, whichever that is. Tareq.khatib (talk) 02:05, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
Perhaps include under the 'cultural influences' subtopic the episode of Jimmy Neutron where they visit the Bahama Quadrangle?