Sunday, April 14, 2024

The waters of the two seas do not mix

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At the confluence of the Padma Yamuna near Goaland the waters of the two rivers came to a standstill

When I was a child, I had to go from my grandfather’s house to different houses by boat all day long. On the way, at the confluence of the Padma Yamuna near Gowaland, the waters of the two rivers came to a standstill. The murky water of Padma and the dark colored water of Yamuna, the water of one never mixes with the other. But why? I asked my father. My father had a good command of geography, but I was not old enough to understand his answers. The matter remained a blur until the big time.

Two seas side by side but the water of one never mixes with the other. At the junction of the Roman Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, the waters of one are completely different from the other. One is completely different from the other in taste and quality. The Strait of Gibraltar, where the Mediterranean and Atlantic Oceans meet, is the same picture. That is, the water on both sides is completely separate. There are many more such examples.

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Scientists have done a lot of research on this subject. French scientist Jacques V. Costa realized that the Roman Sea and the Atlantic Ocean differed from each other in terms of the quality and degree of chemical composition. He conducted research on the seabed near the meeting point of the two seas at Gibraltar to prove this fact first-hand. From there he learned that a spring of fresh water unexpectedly erupted from the north bank (Marukesh) and south bank (Spain) of Gibraltar.

This large fountain moves rapidly through both seas at a sharp angle of 45 degrees, acting like a dam in the shape of the teeth of a comb. Because of this, the waters of the Roman Sea and the Atlantic Ocean cannot mix with each other.
The separation screen at the meeting point of the two seas cannot be discerned with the naked eye. The water density, temperature and salinity of the Mediterranean Sea is much higher than that of the Atlantic. What is more interesting is that the water of the Mediterranean Sea has entered the Atlantic Ocean for hundreds of kilometers over the high ground of the sea floor and even after reaching a depth of 1000 thousand meters, no change in its above characteristics and color has been achieved.

Although there are huge waves, strong currents and rough waves between these two oceans, they do not mix and cannot cross each other. Since there is a screen between the two. More recently, oceanographers have discovered that these two currents of water have different phases in the water due to following three basic rules:

1) Concentration

2) Salinity

3) Height

They also discovered that when the outer stream of water flows into the inner stream or vice versa, the water in the other stream immediately changes its position.

Although apparently we see that the two types of water mix freely, yet both natures of water retain their individuality and characteristics. That is, the water retains its own qualities that are not mixed with other cheeses.

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