The Inflating Earth: 2 – Antarctica

Antarctica is a fascinating continent because the majority of its landmass is shrouded in ice.
However, the wonders of modern research are beginning to reveal the secrets of Antarctica.

Antarctica
Bed elevation map of Antarctica.
Bedmap2: Improved ice bed, surface and thickness datasets for Antarctica
Fretwell et al. / Bedmap Consortium
http://www.the-cryosphere.net/7/375/2013/tc-7-375-2013.pdf

The mysteries shrouding the Inflating Earth are also being slowly revealed as we discover more about Antarctica.

Firstly, there is a clear marsupial connection between Antarctica and Australia.
This supports the concept that the landmasses of Antarctica and Australia where once connected.

Secondly, Antarctica was once “verdant” and was “teeming with trees and flowering plants”.
This supports the concept that Antarctica once experienced sunshine all year round.

Antarctica hasn’t always been covered by miles-thick ice sheets, a land of hunkered-down penguins and some scraggly grasses.

Roughly 35 million years ago, Antarctica was a warmer, more luscious land.
Then, the glaciers that now dominate the land were relegated to the high mountaintops, if they existed at all.

Instead of miles of frozen water, Antarctica was teeming with trees and flowering plants, a verdant landscape home to ancient marsupials, says Rice University’s John Anderson.

Here’s What Antarctica Looks Like Under All The Ice
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/06/heres-what-antarctica-looks-like-under-all-the-ice/

Placing the bedrock topography of Antarctica within its wider Southern Hemisphere context provides a number of insights into the Inflating Earth.

Southern Hemisphere

1) The Antarctic Peninsula [now pointing towards South America] appears to have pivoted away from the main [circular] body of Antarctica as the Atlantic Ocean stretched open [from East to West] between Africa and the Americas.

2) The stretching out of the Indian Ocean is reflected in the Antarctic landmass where both radial and northward stretch marks can be clearly observed [especially in the Australian segment].

3) The stretching out of the Pacific Ocean [primarily from West to East] caused further arching in the Antarctic Peninsula and the Transantarctic Mountains.

Earth seafloor crust age - 1996

Intriguingly, removing the apparent stretching of Antarctica [using a graphics package] suggests that the continent was once circular with a mountainous centre and outer border.

Circular Antarctica
For many this graphical representation of Antarctica [with the stretching removed] suggests that the now ice shrouded continent of Antarctica is the fabled lost island: Atlantis

In 1665, the German Jesuit priest, Athanasius Kircher, published Mundus Subterraneus, a massive book which included a reproduction of an ancient Egyptian map of Atlantis.

Kircher-map

The Latin label translates: “Site of Atlantis, now beneath the sea, according to the beliefs of the Egyptians and the description of Plato.”

Atlantis in Antarctica – Rand & Rose Flem-Ath
http://www.flem-ath.com/favourites/atlantis-in-antarctica/

Atlantis (in Greek, Ἀτλαντὶς νῆσος, “island of Atlas”) is a legendary island first mentioned in Plato’s dialogues Timaeus and Critias, written about 360 BC. According to Plato, Atlantis was a naval power lying “in front of the Pillars of Hercules” that conquered many parts of Western Europe and Africa 9,000 years before the time of Solon, or approximately 9600 BC. After a failed attempt to invade Athens, Atlantis sank into the ocean “in a single day and night of misfortune”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantis

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2 Responses to The Inflating Earth: 2 – Antarctica

  1. In January 1700, the Cascadia tsunami waves decimated the Antarctic Ice, Terra Australis / Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, etc.

    The rapid glacial melt resulted in rapid sea level rise – Antarctica, as we know it today, was – for over 100 years – under water until the 1820’s.

    Magma uplift and/or tectonic subduction then began to lift island mountains above the sea surface and – due to the high elevations and subsequent cold temperatures, the precipitation came down as snow which eventually resulted in mile high glaciers – some are the size of Pennsylvania and weigh billions of tons.

    Contrary to popular belief, Antarctica is not a continent – it is island mountains covered by ice and snow which extends over the sea water and connects with the ice and snow of adjacent islands.

    The Antarctic Peninsula is also not a Peninsula – it is volcanic islands covered in snow – the snow covers the sea water which creates the illusion of being a peninsula.

    Antarctica has hundreds of glacial lakes, beneath the ice and snow – this is the result of volcanic / geothermal heat which melts the glaciers and keeps the lake water warm enough that it does not freeze. This is yet more evidence that the “scientific method” of dating the ice core samples is verging on insanity – in our world, insanity is a lucrative venture.

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