Skip to comments.Sumatra coastal cave records stunning tsunami history
Posted on 12/12/2013 5:32:33 PM PST by BenLurkin
Scientists are using the site to help determine the frequency of catastrophes like the event of 26 December 2004.
This is being done by dating the cave's tsunami-borne sediments, which are easy to see between layers of bat droppings.
Continue reading the main story Start Quote Because people thought they had no history of such things, they thought it was impossible End Quote Prof Kerry Sieh
Director, Earth Observatory of Singapore
"The tsunami sands just jump right out at you because they're separated by guano layers. There's no confusing the stratigraphy (layering)," explains Dr Jessica Pilarczyk.
"It makes for interesting field work; I'm not going to lie to you. The bats get very excited when people are disrupting their space. But from a geologist's point of view, this cave has the most amazing stratigraphy," she told BBC News.
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Is this guanochronology or dungochronology?
The latter, I would guess.
This ain’t the only thing we can study by the LAYERS OF CRAP put down, starting with THE FOREIGNERS REGIME.
P.S. - Whatever you call it, it’s a crappy job.
Do they call the guy that spots the tsunami layer “no s#!t sherlock”?
And then there was the French geologist who couldn’t see the layers the other guys were talking about. Dr. No Clouseau.
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