Earth’s High and Lows Graph
This will give you an interesting perspective on the "Deep Horizon" well. When compared with the highest part of the atmosphere and the deepest sea trench, it is an amazingly deep well. Thanks to "Our Amazing Planet" for some great work. Sorry for the size!!
I like the graphic for other reasons. Who knew sharks could swim so deep?
Listed in chronological order. Newest comments at the end.
Er, could you put a "width=50%" in your image tag? It'd still be mostly readable but only half as obnoxiously big.
Posted by Dumbfounded on 06/25/10 at 12:10 PM
Perhaps he was an airline pilot?
Posted by Dumbfounded on 06/25/10 at 12:19 PM
Kyle? (<-- if you get this you are very sad.)
Posted by Dumbfounded on 06/25/10 at 12:34 PM
I saw this a while back. It gives you perspective on the amount of differential pressures that is forcing that oil out above where the opening is. No wonder it's so hard to close off and the fact the single valve failed. They need to have a second valve mandatory and also come up with a system that can deal with that kind of underground pressure even with a backup when drilling that deep.
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 06/25/10 at 01:55 PM
really cool graphic!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/25/10 at 08:52 PM
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