Puget Sound Glacial Animation – Video

This is so cool! Watch as the ice advances over Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia and then retreats during the last 20,000 years.

Vashon Glaciation Animation

Animation of the Vashon Glaciation 20,000 years ago to present. Model developed by Ralph Haugerud with assistance from Harvey Greenberg, content assistance by Brian Atwater, edit and titles by Britta Johnson, and production by Amir Sheikh.

Thanks to John F. Hultquist for this video

13 thoughts on “Puget Sound Glacial Animation – Video”

  1. That was way “cool”! Too bad we don’t have a similar one that’d go slithering down to DC.

    • MAYBE, rather than a video we might get to see it start in real life. As we all know the weather is getting colder and a sharp decline in temps is expected to start any time now.

      In our little country last winter we saw well over 1900 new cold records break.

      I’d remind everyone, even the Global warming crowd is starting to admit we are probably heading into another very cold period. They seem to think it will be like the maunder.

  2. So what do you supposed drove that glacier back? Caveman campfires and their carbon dioxide or deer, elk, and buffalo farts? It must have been greenhouse gases, since that’s the only thing that heats the planet, right?

    • Mammoth farts. it also killed the mammoths. Cows are smaller, so it is just going to take longer to have them die off. You’ll see. You’ll all see. mwaahahahahaaa

    • Interesting, you bring up buffalo farts. We hear constantly how the cattle industry is increasing global warming, but no -one tells us that there were 80 million bison roaming North America, put much more fart into the air than the cattle we have today.

      Yes, if cattle is a culprit today – it could have been the Bison 10,000 years ago.

  3. The collapse of the ice sheet between 13,000 and 11,700 14C yrs BP would make a very interesting ending to the animation, along with the isostatic uplift that followed.

  4. Cool indeed.

    What’s amazing is that much of Alaska was not covered by the ice shelf during the last ice age – though, I’d imagine it was plenty cold.

  5. Have you noticed the resemblance between the “Polar Vortex” and the Glacial coverage during the Ice Age 19,000 years ago? Including the limited Ice present in Alaska.

    • Yes I noticed that too, on a map showing ice coverage during the Pleistocene Ice Age. Europe is covered with ice as far south as the Mediterranean, but there seemed to be less ice further east – perhaps in Central and Eastern Europe less rain falls? Why aren’t people studying this subject more carefully? I ask people if they have heard of the Pleistocene Ice Age, and most of them haven’t, nor have they heard of the Holocene Interglacial. Perhaps these should be mentioned more often. It’s easy to get hung up on recent detail: the historical picture is less easy to falsify. And much much more worrying.

  6. interesting..shoreline properties may not be so desirable
    but NOT due to rising seas n warming
    but rising ice 😉

    • “Normally by this date, around 20 percent of Greenland is melting.

      “This year the area of melt is less than 2 percent – the latest start to a melt season on record,” “Temperatures have plummeted over the past decade.”

      “Northeast Greenland also saw its coldest May on record since measurements started back in 1949, while the island as a whole is colder than normal.”Warming earth society believers will use calving glacier images and blame it squarely on mans overuse of fossil energy.These warmists im sure have no idea what the albedo effect is…as the global cooling process continues to add megatons of mass to all the worlds glaciers.

  7. It seems that over the last winter a significantly larger quantity of heat was removed from the Northern hemisphere than normal . The polar vortex is obviously a perfectly normal occurrence . The warmists have attempted to label it as an aberration but if you look at its cooling nature across the USA it seems to follow the ice front during ice-ages which is mainly towards the East .Could we have seen the start of the slow but inexorable decline in temperatures preceding another ice event ?
    I cannot think of an alternative scenario for a beginning!

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