Continental Crack Story < UPDATED

Anyone who finds a link to this study comment here ….

UPDATE is SCARY!

Nature Runs Amok at Yellowstone

We cannot verify this study mentioned – FC

Bended Reality – Scientists Found a 1,700 Mile Crack Across the USA. Here’s What You Need to Know

LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) – In Nov 1981, a study was published that rocked the scientific world, and sparked concern in FEMA circles, in which a 1,700 mile “Crack Across America” was discovered. Worse yet, this crack cuts through the New Madrid Seismic Zone, where in 1811 and 1812 three giant earthquakes devastatingly struck the center of America. Scientists have been struggling, since then, to answer the question of what risk this mega feature may pose to our heartland today. Recently, and less known, is a study from an independent geologic research set of work [2], that has identified a possible second “Crack Through America” that crosses into and through the same volatile New Madrid Seismic Zone. . .  (more)

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New Sea Floor Maps

On the Gulf of Mexico

New seafloor map reveals thousands of seamounts

 Vast unexplored areas of the ocean have now been mapped with new satellite data and scientists have discovered thousands of previously uncharted seamounts in addition to an extinct spreading ridge in the Gulf of Mexico.

Seamounts, which are at least 1,000 meters (3,200 feet) in height, were also prominent (not in the Gulf)  features in the new map,

NOAA Gulf of Mexico Map Tools (many).

Here are just a few:

Computer-enhanced multibeam bathymetry map of the northwestern and northern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf and slope.

West Flower Garden Bank in GOM

Bright Bank, and underwater salt dome on the continental shelf of the Gulf of Mexico

 

On the Seafloor, Global

New maps from Scripps Institution of Oceanography: New Map Exposes Previously Unseen Details of Seafloor

This map shows the spreading rift (Africa to South Asia)

3 plates merge at the Indian Ocean

The map set

Hey, Sandia! Supercomputer Available for Earth Sciences Studies

UW Faculty Have Until May 22 to Apply for Supercomputer Use

May 4, 2016 — University of Wyoming faculty members have the opportunity to apply for a large allocation to use computational and storage resources at the National Center for Atmospheric Science (NCAR)-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne to support their research in earth systems and atmospheric sciences. Applications are due May 22.

Any request for more than 200,000 core hours is considered a large request. UW’s current share of the NWSC resource is 75 million core hours. This share of core hours will more than double next year. One core hour is the equivalent of running one application on a single computer for one hour. Since October, UW researchers have used 30.5 million core hours and, in February, six projects were allocated 42 million core hours…..”  (more)

http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2016/05/uw-faculty-have-until-may-22-to-apply-for-supercomputer-use.html

They could study Lake FUBAR. Or they could modernize studies on the worthiness of salt dome storage caverns.  USGS, Sandia Labs … could contact some prof. there to put together a study. 

Methane Occurrence and Outbursts in Salt (and other) Mines: One More Reason that Deep Burial of Nuclear Waste is a Bad Idea

This relates to Lake FUBAR ….

” The US government’s apparently blinkered Blue Ribbon commission still has salt domes and salt beds on its hit list of places to stuff nuclear waste using the excuse that it was recommended in the 1950s. “

Mining Awareness +

The WIPP Deep Nuclear Waste Facility, which is supposed to be for US Defense related plutonium and other transuranic waste, but is being co-opted for foreign plutonium dumping, has continued to have problems with its ventilation system. It is effectively a salt mine. The US government’s apparently blinkered Blue Ribbon commission still has salt domes and salt beds on its hit list of places to stuff nuclear waste using the excuse that it was recommended in the 1950s. The below study discusses yet another reason that this is dangerous, besides the obvious that salt speeds up corrosion, and the less obvious instability of plutonium. This problem of mine gas would seemingly be even greater in old coal mining districts, such as Cumbria, where a deep nuclear waste facility has been proposed. Notice the CO2 occurence in Polish salt mines. Even where these are deep, properly mined, facilities, rather than burial…

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Why Isn’t Space Imagery Used at Lake FUBAR?

We asked this before about JPL* and Sandia Labs etc. doing so little observation of Lake FUBAR.

We don’t know if the sinkhole is collapsing downward or sideways or both and huge butane caverns are nearby as well as State Highway 70.

Last night PBS aired this show on NOVA about Vikings and finding pre-Columbus settlements using space imagery. The show demonstrates how the imagery can penetrate top levels of the ground to see a certain depth underground at great accuracy, 10 inches(!).
VikingsNOVA

Here is the episode:  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/vikings-unearthed.html

So why isn’t anyone at LSU or U of Alabama or other science lab utilizing info that is already available to check out Lake FUBAR?? And can’t the parties that caused the sinkhole foot the bill? In the documentary U of Alabama was the place that did all the fancy imagery examination. They aren’t so far away from Bayou Corne.

*  earlier JPL report

LINK –  http://youtu.be/uGcC1vUjPXI

Short video with still images – Elusive Viking Site Spotted From Space – Newfoundland, Canada