Greenland – Raised Beaches

Posted: April 19, 2014 by oldbrew in solar system dynamics

Another thought-provoking analysis. Raised beaches are of particular interest in the planetary theory currently being developed by various contributors to Tallbloke’s Talkshop.

Thanks to Tim Cullen at Malaga Bay for this piece. Raised beaches have been found also at Hudson Bay and connected with planetary periodicities, e.g. by Rhodes Fairbridge.

Another intriguing feature discussed here is ‘the other Grand Canyon’ under the ice in Greenland.


Greenland 1910

The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition [1910–1911] provides a very intriguing summary of the raised beaches that had been discovered in Greenland.

These discoveries enabled the Encyclopædia Britannica to conclude that “the whole of this large island has been raised, or the sea has sunk, in post-glacial times” and that “the upheaval has been greater in the north”.

Numerous raised beaches and terraces, containing shells of marine mollusca, &c., occur along the whole coast of Greenland, and indicate that the whole of this large island has been raised, or the sea has sunk, in post-glacial times, after the inland ice covered its now ice-bare outskirts.

In the north along the shores of Smith Sound these traces of the gradual upheaval of the land, or sinking of the sea, are very marked; but they are also very distinct in the south, although not found so high above sea-level, which seems to…

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  1. tom0mason says:

    Strangely in the last week I’ve read both MalagaBay and Rhodes Fairbridge posts, and also Ed Caryl’s at NoTricksZone
    where he is more concerned with glacial rebound and the accuracy of sea-level measurements, all of them have been very interesting reading.

  2. p.g.sharrow says:

    To look at Greenland as a rigid unit. would be a mistake. I see a valley surrounded by mountains to the east and the west. Perhaps the Greenland Icecap is at its’ maximum extent and growing. As it gains ice on top its weight depresses the interior, the coast rises up and with that the beaches rise. Evidence does not support this kind of sea level changes, nor over all rebound of this magnitude. We know that yearly snow deposits are growing at the surface although elevation changes very little. Not all of that loss needs be melt. The valley floor may be sinking.

    Before conclusions are drawn, all possible explanations should be examined. pg

  3. oldbrew says:

    Interesting stuff pg.

    If you want to expand on it a little we could run it as a blog post?

  4. mareeS says:

    Rising land or falling seas? We have an interesting collection of shells, including some dozens that we collected on the desert of the Nullarbor Plain, 100km inland from the Great Australian Bight and 300m above sea level. Also we have in our collection corals some thousands of years in age from near the fossil grounds at Riversleigh, Qld Australia, well inland from the Great Barrier Reef and way above present sea levels.

    According to alarmists, Australia should be 100m under water by now, or burned to a cinder, or ravaged by cyclones, or done over by some other type of weather/climate event. Still waiting…

  5. Bill McIntyre says:

    Nice post Oldbrew

    I spent about 25 years of my life kicking about in Canada’s Northwest and Nunavut territories.

    Any person who has seen the types of evidence seen in this post and and observed by mareeS has to have a great respect for nature’s power and speed when it undertakes a project.

  6. oldbrew says:

    If we could just have a time-lapse video of the last few million years it would all be so much easier to understand 🙂