> From: Allen Roy[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, September 04, 1997 2:00 AM
> To: ASAnet
> Subject: Flood deposits?
> On Sat, 30 Aug 1997, Glenn Morton wrote:
> >I am particularly interested in where the animals which made the
> >and tracks hid from the several thousand feet of sediment which were
> >pouring down on top of them. In the Williston Basin, there is 15000
> >of sedimentary rock. If all this was deposited over a one year
> >this means sedimentation rate = 15,000/365 = 41 feet per day= 1.7
> feet per
> I guess I'm not being very clear in presentating my concept of the
> as not being one monsterous, homogenous mess, but rather as being a
> catastrophe composed of thousands of events that occure in sequence
> > The real point is how did the molluscs, brachyopods, gastropods and
> > relatively immobile species survive to re-colonize upper horizons in
> > same area? How are thousands of brachs, gastropods etc able to
> climb 1.7
> > feet per hour, day after day and never be
> > be found all at the bottom of the geologic column, yet they are
> > throughout.
> The notion of re-colonization is interpretation. Perhaps a tidal
> surge or
> tsnumai (one of thousands) swept across a shallow area and picked up a
> large load of rocks and soil and a bunch of molluscs, etc.. Then,
> the wave lost energy, perhaps in a deeper area or when in collision
> other waves, the water became saturated and quickly dumped its load.
> This way you don't have to speculate such sillyness as immobile
> scrambling upward to escape burial. And yet you can get them
> deposited at
> every level in the sedementary record.
> Allen Roy
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