Geology news

Fossils

Robert sent in the link, http://crev.info/2017/03/rethinking-fossils/ ... where we have more new fossil discoveries that appear to be counter to uniformitarianism. The first batch of fossils come from China, sponges that date shortly after the Ordovician Extinction event (already reviewed on the News) and an early fish which was also discovered in China and apparently dates from before the Devonian. He claims the Devonian is the Age of the Fishes and therefore to find an example before that is anomalous. It may be but it also may not as it simply shifts fish evolution backwards.

Rogue Waves

At https://phys.org/print408197994.html ... a study finds that rogue waves are not as rare as thought. One of the steepest yet recorded passed by the North Sea Ekofisk oil rig in late 2007, a wall of water moving at 40mph ...

   ... rogue waves can occur twice daily at any given location during a storm.

carbonate lake

At https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/02/16/vast-lake-of-molten-carbonate-dis... ... it seems there are 1.8 million square kilometres of semi molten carbonate, or co2 in new speak, lodged beneath the western mountain chain of N America. This is a tectonically active region so the co2 is theorised to originate from volcanoes and earth movements (possibly even from the process of subduction). One specific location has been research and there may be lots more of the stuff all the way along the western side of N America as it is a tectonically active zone.

iron stones

Planet Nine is in the news again - see https://phys.org/print406903223.html ... where the orbits of two asteroids have been analysed to see if they might explain the hard to find orbit of the lost planet at the edge of the solar system. The two asteroids seem to be binary in nature, two halves of what was once a single object. Hence, it is speculated that Planet Nine may have had something to do with the separation event. Worlds in collision in the solar system.

Electric Geology

Interesting post on lightning under the ground and how it might affect geological features at the surface - see www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2017/02/16/the-maars-of-pinacate-part-two/ ... or to think about. It was inspired by a recent mainstream study.

Lost Continents

You've heard of Atlantis (sinking into the sea) and Gondwanaland, even perhaps the lost island continent of Mu - now we have Zealandia - see https://phys.org/print406523221.html

An area encompassing New Caledonia and New Zealand, ninety four per cent of which is currently submerged, appears to be a lost continent (implying it consists of crust rather than sea bottom basalt). It even has mountain chains.

Earthquakes

The journal of New Concepts in Global Tectonics continues to publish the kind of earth science other journals do not touch. It's a bit like SIS journals in that respect - although the latter originated as a pro-Velikovsky organ. At www.ncgt.org/newsletter.php (click on the December 2016 issue) we have several articles on earthquakes and earthquake prediction. As such, they radically depart from the mainstream position that earthquakes are all to do with moving plates. These involve acoustic emissions (Giovanni) and high frequency electromagnetic radiation (Levashov).

Charles Warren Hunt

A different perspective on the Channelled Scablands can be found in Charles Warren Hunt, 'Environment of Violence', Polar Publishing of Calgary:1990. CW Hunt is still alive as he has written a letter in the December issue of NCGT journal (go to the link provided by Jovan at www.ncgt.org/newsletter.php ). I've been reading the book over the last week and Jovan, in one of those coincidences, sent in the link above - and there he was, author of a letter to the journal.

Hoyle and Water

Seems like Fred Hoyle, in the 1980s, also thought that earth's water could have been locked up in minerals in the early earth. There is no escaping the fact that indigenous water could not have survived early earth formation processes  as a vapour or a liquid. The interior of the earth, probably holding many ocean equivalents of water locked up in mineral form may have outgassed a large or only a small portion of its present ocean (on the surface), and some fraction may have come from comets.