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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Large Water Stores Under the Earth's Mantle

Just to remind everyone, I am not in any way knowledgeable in geology. However, s8int came across a very interesting article, especially considering Walt Brown's flood hypothesis (the water came from underground water-containing chambers):

The Method:

An increasingly popular method, which Wysession used, is to analyze the way waves damp out from their source...Attenuation data tell seismologists how stiff a region is, which is a function of how hot it is and how much water it contains. Looking at the seismic wave speeds and attenuation at the same time can tell whether an anomaly is due to temperature or water.

What was Found:

Beneath Asia, the fallen Pacific sea floor piles up at the base of the mantle. Right above that he observed an "incredibly highly attenuating region, that is both very damping and slightly slow," he said. "Water slows the speed of waves a little. Lots of damping and a little slowing match the predictions for water very well."
If you combine the volume of this anomaly with the fact that the rock can hold up to about 0.1 percent of water, that works out to be about an Arctic Ocean's worth of water.

Where to Find More:

The research is described in a forthcoming monograph, Earth's Deep Water Cycle, which is in press to be published by the American Geophysical Union.

This work might be of interest to Creationists.

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