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Geochemical "Fingerprints" Leave Evidence That Megafloods Eroded Steep Gorge
July 22, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.For the first time, scientists have direct geochemical evidence that the 150-mile-long Tsangpo Gorge, possibly the world's deepest, was the conduit by which megafloods from glacial lakes, perhaps half the volume of Lake Erie, drained catastrophically through the Himalayas when their ice dams failed during the last 2 million years.Full Story
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