posted on Nov, 17 2011 @ 07:47 AM
reply to post by doulos33
Hancock is wacko. Do the math. Let's say that we want to raise the level of the oceans 1m by adding water. If we call the surface of the Earth 1 Ea
or Earth area, then the volume we want to add is .7Ea m.
How do I calculate that? The oceans are around 70% of the Earth's surface and I want to raise it 1 meter. So the volume is area times height or (.7
Ea) times (1m) or .7 Ea m.
Now if all of the water were placed on all of the land area, how deep would that water be?
(.7 Ea m)/(.3 Ea) = 2.3 m
This says that if all of the water were equally spread across all of the land then the water would have to be 2.3 meters deep.
If we look at glaciated areas we quickly see that far less than 1% of the land area was covered in glaciation. That makes these ice dam depths on
average at least 230 meters deep.
So if the glaciated areas were ice dams 230m deep and they burst and emptied into the oceans then the oceans would come up 1m.
Not happening is it? The water was not water, but ice. With ice it can be stored on land in much greater depths such as it is on Greenland and
I'm not sure which sites in Egypt Hancock refers to but Greek temples go underwater as well due to tectonic issues and not the change in ocean