posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 06:19 AM
Doing research on the scientific plausibility of Atlantis myself, I was wondering if you'd come across the concepts of 'post-glacial rebound' and/or
'proglacial lakes". Here are the links if you are unfamiliar with them:
Post-glacial rebound wiki
Proglacial lake wiki
Thought you might find them interesting and relevant to what you are trying to do with this thread. In particular, you would definitely arch an
eyebrow over this bit from the post-glacial rebound wiki...
During deglaciation, the melted ice water returns to the oceans, thus sea level in the ocean increases again. However, geological records of sea
level changes show that the redistribution of the melted ice water is not the same everywhere in the oceans. In other words, depending upon the
location, the rise in sea level at a certain site may be more than that at another site. This is due to the gravitational attraction between the mass
of the melted water and the other masses, such as remaining ice sheets, glaciers, water masses and mantle rocks and the changes in centrifugal
potential due to Earth's variable rotation.
And, of course, the fun thing to know about proglacial lakes is that quite a few of them had failures of the dams that held them back resulting in
massive and sudden floods. In fact, with several of the dams in question, they were made of glacial ice which collapsed and rebuilt itself several
times(thus resulting in multiple flood events in the same region). A prime example of this is Glacial Lake Missoula.
Glacial lake outburst flood
Glacial Lake Missoula wiki
It really makes you wonder if something like Deucalion's Flood from Greek mythology might have been an actual event after all.
Anyway, keep up the good work and I am eagerly awaiting part 3.
edit on 2/5/2011 by Mad Simian because: typos, grammatical and syntax
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