Comments on: Perspective: Sense of Place in Time http://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/environment/perspective-sense-of-place-in-time/ Photos and Front Porch Musing from Floyd County Virginia Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:25:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: fredhttp://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/environment/perspective-sense-of-place-in-time/comment-page-1/#comment-89837 Wed, 26 Dec 2012 10:16:49 +0000 http://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/?p=8714#comment-89837 Yep, Kathy, these gentle places were once high and wild.

http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/LivingWith/VolcanicPast/Places/volcanic_past_appalachians.html

CARVING THE MOUNTAINS:

At the time they formed, the Appalachians were much higher than they are today — more like the present-day Rocky Mountains. While the Atlantic Ocean was still in its infancy, the Appalachians were already being attacked by erosion. For the last 100 million years, erosion has carved away the mountains, leaving only their cores standing. Erosion continues today and is constantly altering the landscape of the Southern Appalachians.

Four times during the past 2 million to 3 million years, great sheets of ice advanced steadily southward from the polar region. The glaciers did not extend as far south as the Southern Appalachians, but they triggered a change in climate that can be seen today in both the rocks and the life of the region.

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By: Kathyhttp://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/environment/perspective-sense-of-place-in-time/comment-page-1/#comment-89797 Wed, 26 Dec 2012 02:57:43 +0000 http://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/?p=8714#comment-89797 Boy oh boy. What a meditation on sense of time! Were the Appalachians really that tall once upon a time?

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By: catehttp://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/environment/perspective-sense-of-place-in-time/comment-page-1/#comment-89760 Tue, 25 Dec 2012 19:47:00 +0000 http://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/?p=8714#comment-89760 Chilly on Everest this time of the year, Fred, and the winds on the summit are something else. I had an acquaintance who climbed it years ago and lived (to tell the tale. Merry Christmas to you and your tribe!

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