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Ancient Mediterranean flood mystery solved
BBC News ^ | Wednesday, December 9, 2009 | Victoria Gill

Posted on 08/17/2013 3:47:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Research has revealed details of the catastrophic Zanclean flood that refilled the Mediterranean Sea more than five million years ago.

The flood occurred when Atlantic waters found their way into the cut-off and desiccated Mediterranean basin.

The researchers say that a 200km channel across the Gibraltar strait was carved out by the floodwaters... show that the resulting flood could have filled the basin within two years.

The team was led by Daniel Garcia-Castellanos from the Research Council of Spain (CSIC)...

Using existing borehole and seismic data, his team showed how the flood would have begun with water spilling over a sill.

The water would have gradually eroded a channel into the strait, eventually triggering a catastrophic flood, Dr Garcia-Castellanos explained.

He and his colleagues created a computer model to estimate the duration of the flood, and found that, when the "incision channel" reached a critical depth, the water flow sped up.

In a period ranging from a few months to two years, the scientists say that 90% of the water was transferred into the basin.

"This extremely abrupt flood may have involved peak rates of sea level rise in the Mediterranean of more than 10m per day," he and his colleagues wrote in the Nature paper.

Previous estimates of the duration of the flood were very variable, said Dr Garcia-Castellanos, because scientists "had to assume the size of the channel" rather than measure it...

Dr Govers said the next important step would be to measure the volume of breccia, or ancient eroded material, in the strait, to confirm whether there was enough material there to have filled the flood channel.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: atlantis; biblicalflood; catastrophism; flood; godsgravesglyphs; grandcanyon; greatflood; mediterranean; mediterraneanflood; noah; noahsarc; noahsflood; zancleanflood
The team made a reconstruction of the Mediterranean during the "megaflood"

The team made a reconstruction of the Mediterranean during the megaflood

1 posted on 08/17/2013 3:47:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...



2 posted on 08/17/2013 3:48:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

3 posted on 08/17/2013 3:49:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

“Women and Minorities Hardest Hit !”


4 posted on 08/17/2013 3:51:06 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SunkenCiv

Not my fault.


5 posted on 08/17/2013 3:52:48 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: SunkenCiv

Way cool! I LIKE it!


6 posted on 08/17/2013 3:54:31 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Washington didn't use his right to free speech to defeat the British. He shot them.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Today we take Gibraltar.

TOMORROW—THE BOSPHOROS!!!!


7 posted on 08/17/2013 3:54:57 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: Darksheare

but still willing to take a crack at it


8 posted on 08/17/2013 3:55:48 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: SunkenCiv

Solved

Cool

time to move on to self destruction

Wait, sorry, oops .....

Nothing better than the justification of ignorance afforded by the crowd.


9 posted on 08/17/2013 3:56:21 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Now that that mystery is solved... on to

Where did Obama come from?


10 posted on 08/17/2013 3:59:44 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: bigheadfred

Naturally!
Now if only I could get a phased plasma cannon and a time machine, I’d show them a FLOOD!


11 posted on 08/17/2013 4:00:15 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I didn’t do it. You can’t pin this on me. I have a alibi.


12 posted on 08/17/2013 4:00:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Darksheare

“Not my fault.”

Hey everybody, President George W. Bush’s FReeper handle is Darksheare! Lol!


13 posted on 08/17/2013 4:02:57 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: SunkenCiv

14 posted on 08/17/2013 4:03:06 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: SunkenCiv

I am reminded of a wonderful sci-fi novel from the 60s called “The Gods of Atlantis. Recommended reading — if anyone can find it.

NOT to be confused with a more recent novel of the same name by David Gibbins book.


15 posted on 08/17/2013 4:04:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Darksheare

the things ya see when ya aint got ed teller


16 posted on 08/17/2013 4:05:18 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: JoeProBono

I just hate it when the monsters eat all the pretty girls.

Say wasn’t the Mediterranean flood solved decades ago also?


17 posted on 08/17/2013 4:05:40 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Darksheare

The draining of lake Iroquois would give NYC a good solid flush if it happened today.


18 posted on 08/17/2013 4:05:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

You do know that the NSA has filters sarcasm ?


19 posted on 08/17/2013 4:06:48 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: cripplecreek

It’s bush s fault!


20 posted on 08/17/2013 4:07:07 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: SunkenCiv

The Flood explained here: http://www.threeimpacts-twoevents.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/COMET-IMPACT-ANALYSIS-AND-EFFECTS-21June2013.pdf


21 posted on 08/17/2013 4:08:05 PM PDT by mj81
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To: BenLurkin

I see a Lords of Atlantis (wallace west)?


22 posted on 08/17/2013 4:11:51 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: SunkenCiv
He and his colleagues created a computer model to estimate the duration of the flood, and found that, when the "incision channel" reached a critical depth, the water flow sped up.

So wait, they are saying when the channel gets deeper, more water can move through it? Oh, tell me more.

23 posted on 08/17/2013 4:14:00 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: bigheadfred
Yes!

That's the one. Sorry about getting the name wrong. I have that paperback...around here...somewhere...

24 posted on 08/17/2013 4:14:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: eartrumpet
Oh, tell me more.

it may be over your head

25 posted on 08/17/2013 4:15:43 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: Zeneta; cripplecreek
You do know that the NSA has filters sarcasm ?

then we are clean and we can rush them in a big wave and they will never know what hit them

26 posted on 08/17/2013 4:19:20 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: bigheadfred

Sarcasm, flood of anonymity

Guts at twenty feet

where are the strong ?

who are the trusted ?


27 posted on 08/17/2013 4:28:37 PM PDT by Zeneta (No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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To: cripplecreek

Tidy bowl on city scale.


28 posted on 08/17/2013 4:29:13 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: BenLurkin

Now on my used book store list. On Amazon for $0.19 + $75.00 shipping ;-)


29 posted on 08/17/2013 4:29:56 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: goodwithagun

LOL, no.
Thankfully.


30 posted on 08/17/2013 4:30:43 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: bigheadfred

Many millions of years in the past: “What’s this button do?”


31 posted on 08/17/2013 4:32:42 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare; cripplecreek
just think it could create a new homeland for the palestinians


32 posted on 08/17/2013 4:37:36 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: Darksheare

It would have taken out Albany too.


33 posted on 08/17/2013 4:38:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: bigheadfred; cripplecreek

The pacific garbage patch!


34 posted on 08/17/2013 4:41:40 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare

that was just for illustration


35 posted on 08/17/2013 4:44:32 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: bigheadfred

Drats.
Here I thought it could be useful...


36 posted on 08/17/2013 4:48:30 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: SunkenCiv

What was the corresponding impact on the Atlantic?


37 posted on 08/17/2013 5:35:11 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks for finding this. I was afraid it was going to be another “maybe-might have-could have-we think-possibly” type article, rather than something based upon actual field data.


38 posted on 08/17/2013 6:47:36 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: SunkenCiv

There was a SF / fantasy series that was set in the Mediterranean basin during the dry years - The Gandalara Cycle by Randall Garrett and Vicki Ann Heydron IIRC. I remember reading and liking the series when I was younger (though it’s not great fiction by any measure). The last book ends with the flood waters pouring through Gibraltar and the Gandalarans scrambling to get out of the hole.


39 posted on 08/17/2013 6:53:43 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: Darksheare

So what about all those water dwelling dinosaurs whose remains we find all over the place?


40 posted on 08/17/2013 7:20:35 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Darksheare

Well it is but if you flush NYC we will have another in the Atlantic and just kinda get it in the Azores current and it ships itself to the other side right handy to get in the Med.


41 posted on 08/17/2013 7:32:36 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

I thought that was “The Golden Torc”?


42 posted on 08/17/2013 9:13:39 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: bigheadfred

And THEY would be the aforementioned garbage?


43 posted on 08/17/2013 9:29:35 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: mj81

Cosmic Impact Site That Created Earth’s Axial Tilt and Fault Lines
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2639823/posts


44 posted on 08/18/2013 3:38:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: NonValueAdded

As the Atlantic poured into the Med, it lowered worldwide sealevels a tad, because the oceans are linked.

When the Russians were checking the bedrock prior to the Aswan High Dam construction, they found that the Nile was atop a silted-in canyon, the date of which is (ta-da!) the same as the period of time that the Med was much lower and not connected to the Atlantic.

They built the dam anyway. ;’)


45 posted on 08/18/2013 3:46:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

My pleasure.


46 posted on 08/18/2013 3:51:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: BenLurkin

maybe Atlantis was in the mediterannean!


47 posted on 08/19/2013 11:03:34 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: BenLurkin
maybe Atlantis was in the Mediterranean!
48 posted on 08/19/2013 11:03:43 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Only partly right. Here’s what happened:
http://www.threeimpacts-twoevents.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Geologic-Sensemaking-Simultaneous-Impacts-10May2013.pdf

Bottom line: the simultaneous impacts of two massive, eastward traveling objects configured Earth’s landforms and instilled its obliquity.


49 posted on 09/10/2013 8:29:37 PM PDT by mj81
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The Mediterranean Was A Desert
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1041705/posts

Mediterranean Sea Dried Up Five Million Years Ago
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2184604/posts

Colossal Flood Created the Mediterranean Sea
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2403954/posts

Colossal Flood Created the Mediterranean Sea
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2425936/posts

and

Ancient Ice Melt Unearthed in Antarctic Mud: 20-Meter Sea Level Rise, Five Million Years Ago
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3046073/posts


50 posted on 11/16/2013 4:29:04 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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