Skip to comments.Volume of world's oldest water estimated
Posted on 12/18/2014 1:33:29 AM PST by WhiskeyX
The world's oldest water, which is locked deep within the Earth's crust, is present at a far greater volume than was thought, scientists report.
The liquid, some of which is billions of years old, is found many kilometres beneath the ground.
Researchers estimate there is about 11m cubic kilometres (2.5m cu miles) of it - more water than all the world's rivers, swamps and lakes put together.
The study was presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.
It has also been published in the journal Nature.
The team found that the water was reacting with the rock to release hydrogen: a potential food source.
It means that great swathes of the deep crust could be harbouring life.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...
Oh geez, not with the life again! Here, and on ancient Mars. Not buying it! Take it as it is!
"In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened. And rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights."
The first day of the Flood.
So what replaced this water during said flood?
If the oceans were shallower than today, it wouldn't take near as much water to cover the earth 1 -2 miles deep.
Sudden geologic shifting of mountains rising and oceans dropping.
The EPA has announced it's assertion of Federal Authority over all encapsulated crust waters in around or about the United States and all adjacent waters tounching, bordering, fed by or feeding said encapsulated crust waters.
Said resources are hereby declared endangered and thus subject to Federal regulation and preservation.
For the children.
Keep your eye on Arizona. Lots of water under the Gila River basin.
Through what mechanism?
What is the volume of water required to cover the Earth 2 miles deep?
Personally, hydrogen gives me gas and explosive diarrhea.
And the navigable waters and the puddles on your land.
Hence the screen name?
A new model of the early Earth suggests that until around 2.5 billion years ago oceans covered almost the whole of the planet.
“Researchers estimate there is about 11m cubic kilometres (2.5m cu miles) of it”
Enough to cover the Earth’s surface with 67 feet more water.
The amount of “sudden geologic shifting of mountains rising and oceans dropping” would be on a catastrophic scale so great that the extensive fine-grain geologic structures we see everywhere couldn’t exist.
The theory is akin to detonating the world’s nuclear arsenal over England and expecting the result resemble a detailed recreation of Paris.
I’m pretty sure all the water on this planet is the same age.
No, it isn’t. Water molecules form and break apart all the time. An example would be burning gasoline: the hydrogen from hydrocarbons combines with oxygen in the air to form brand-new water.
A potential food source for whom?
About 4.36EE19 Gallons.
I’m no scientist BUT I would think that some of this water makes its way to the surface at some point. My grandfather had a natural spring on his farm and I know that water had to come from somewhere. No to mention his well.
I loved lowering the bucket into that well and drawing up the best tasting, coolest water ever!
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