Originally posted by ManBehindTheMask
reply to post by Deep Thoughts
Not buying it........
Also, what kind of lake has icebergs in it but is only 30 meters deep? Any body of water that has been around long enough to contain icebergs, would be considerably deeper then that....
naa too much doesnt add up...
[edit on 15-8-2009 by ManBehindTheMask]
Originally posted by HotDogNoBun
I would say there is a natural reason for this and what we have is the usual thing where a bunch of uneducated people attribute something to UFO's simply because they are unable to understand it.
Chilean glaciologist Gino Casassa, one of the 63 experts who participated in the second UN report on global warming, told the La Tercera newspaper that he believes the lake disappeared due to a relatively common glacial phenomenon: a Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF). A GLOF is a sudden increase in a lake’s volume due to one of various possible causes, including a volcanic eruption, an earthquake, an avalanche, or a portion of a glacier falling into the lake.
Casassa said that the GLOF broke open a tunnel of ice below the lake, which drained the water to the ocean. “In this zone in particular... we have evidence that, in general, the lakes are filling up as the glaciers melt,” Casassa added. Global warming is most likely responsible for this process, as well as for the increase in GLOFs.
Although the phenomenon is more commonly observed in the Himalayas, GLOFs have previously been seen in Chile, affecting the Perito Moreno glacier and Lake O’Higgins.
Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by L.HAMILTON
What about the fish???
Was the lake inhabited with wildlife?? Birds, plant life, etc?