literally raining oil in La

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tango3, Jun 23, 2010.


  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

  2. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    I am not in the least bit surprised. This is an ecological nightmare of epic proportions. Acid rain is nothing compared to this.
     
  3. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    could you imagine fires after a big rain or, ****.. lightning strikes??? good lord..
     
  4. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    Yeah ok,

    That's the oil from their leaking cars, being washed out by the rain.
     
  5. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    could be...
     
  6. Byte

    Byte Monkey+++

    Yeah every street here in MT looks like that the first few min of a rain storm. That's why they say the slickest period is the first 5 min the rain is coming down.

    Byte
     
  7. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    main roads, sure.. I've yet to see this kind of rainbow on my neighborhood street. Aside from that, they've already mentioned concern for heavy rain, hurricane etc type weather spreading oil hydrocarbons around. Could it be purely from automobiles? sure.. but I won't be so quick to discount that this is true considering the size and reach of the slick.
     
  8. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Insufficient data!!! Reanalysis required. Resistance is futile. Comply immediately or be assimilated.
     
  9. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Assimilate me baby; you know how I like to be part of the hive.
     
  10. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    No offense to Tango, but the internet is full of propagandizing morons. Try not to get caught up in their trolling. I think that what we need right now is sensible, honest reporting.

    Can't blame you for falling for this one, Tango. The Gulf incident is going to continue to get worse.
     
  11. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    :rolleyes: Geez, you guys. Remember in 4th grade when you learned the water cycle? It sill works. ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  12. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    Obama suspended nature.. thank you , that is all.
     
  13. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Now, don't get too far with the water cycle, rain will carry down contaminants. Like, for example, oily particles getting into the atmosphere from burning off the oil at sea.

    (But I still think it's drips from the redneck cars.)
     
  14. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    Don't forget that hydrocarbons can evaporate.
     
  15. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I didn't. Was thinking of sooty smoke particles.
     
  16. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    tornadoes, or water spouts, and such violent storms can pick up things one would never imagine and carry it quite some way before showering the earth with it. ... ie frogs and fish. I don't think it's that much of a stretch to think that maybe surface oil sludge could get sucked up and deposited in coastal areas with rainfall as well.
     
  17. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    I think that is the concern with the tropical storms rolling in. My immediate concern is the formation of azeotrope's which are complex mixtures of two liquids which cannot be separated by distillation. There is your "oil-rain".
     
  18. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    Funny how we've had so many oil spills around the globe and apparently now is the first reports of oil rain? Me thinks the trailer parkers are wanting some BP $.

    If this was a reasonable assumption, it would occur more frequently.

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    </TD></TR><TR><TD>methane</TD><TD></TD><TD>CH<SUB>4</SUB></TD><TD></TD><TD>-183</TD><TD></TD><TD>-164</TD><TD></TD><TD>gas</TD></TR><TR><TD>ethane</TD><TD></TD><TD>C<SUB>2</SUB>H<SUB>6</SUB></TD><TD></TD><TD>-183</TD><TD></TD><TD>-89</TD><TD></TD><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD>propane</TD><TD></TD><TD>C<SUB>3</SUB>H<SUB>8</SUB></TD><TD></TD><TD>-190</TD><TD></TD><TD>-42</TD><TD></TD><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD>butane</TD><TD></TD><TD>C<SUB>4</SUB>H<SUB>10</SUB></TD><TD></TD><TD>-138</TD><TD></TD><TD>-0.5</TD><TD></TD><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD>pentane</TD><TD></TD><TD>C<SUB>5</SUB>H<SUB>12</SUB></TD><TD></TD><TD>-130</TD><TD></TD><TD>36</TD><TD></TD><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD>hexane</TD><TD></TD><TD>C<SUB>6</SUB>H<SUB>14</SUB></TD><TD></TD><TD>-95</TD><TD></TD><TD>69</TD><TD></TD><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD>heptane</TD><TD></TD><TD>C<SUB>7</SUB>H<SUB>16</SUB></TD><TD></TD><TD>-91</TD><TD></TD><TD>98</TD><TD></TD><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD>octane</TD><TD></TD><TD>C<SUB>8</SUB>H<SUB>18</SUB></TD><TD></TD><TD>-57</TD><TD></TD><TD>125</TD><TD></TD><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD>nonane</TD><TD></TD><TD>C<SUB>9</SUB>H<SUB>20</SUB></TD><TD></TD><TD>-51</TD><TD></TD><TD>151</TD><TD></TD><TD>liquid</TD></TR><TR><TD>decane</TD><TD></TD><TD>C<SUB>10</SUB>H<SUB>22</SUB></TD><TD></TD><TD>-30</TD><TD></TD><TD>174</TD><TD></TD><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD>undecane</TD><TD></TD><TD>C<SUB>11</SUB>H<SUB>24</SUB></TD><TD></TD><TD>-25</TD><TD></TD><TD>196</TD><TD></TD><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD>dodecane</TD><TD></TD><TD>C<SUB>12</SUB>H<SUB>26</SUB></TD><TD></TD><TD>-10</TD><TD></TD><TD>216</TD><TD></TD><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD>eicosane</TD><TD></TD><TD>C<SUB>20</SUB>H<SUB>42</SUB></TD><TD></TD><TD>37</TD><TD></TD><TD>343</TD><TD></TD><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD>triacontane</TD><TD></TD><TD>C<SUB>30</SUB>H<SUB>62</SUB></TD><TD></TD><TD>66</TD><TD></TD><TD>450</TD><TD></TD><TD>solid</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>


    So the hydrocarbons larger than 6 carbons need a temp of about 212 F or more to boil. The ones lower than 6 are typically gases any way.
     
  19. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++


    LOL
     
  20. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    reason this is definately from the road oil is that the trailer pad doesn't have the rainbow on it. If it were really oil rain, lol then it'd be everywhere and not just the road.
     
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