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Old 08-07-2013, 09:01 PM
 
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I didn't know this was a thing, but post-glacial rebound is pretty crazy. I would think there would be a mad dash to buy up water rights in Northern Europe, since in a couple years it would be awesome beach front property.

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Old 08-07-2013, 09:22 PM
 
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Iowa and the great lakes aren't in northern Europe.
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:47 PM
 
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It's a map of the whole world. I just found it very interesting that there would be a phenomenon like this. Northern Europe, Canada, and the Antarctic are rising, while the American Midwest, East Coast, and the North Atlantic are subsiding.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:49 PM
 
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You asked : *How long* ...

If you are a doomsdaysayer, maybe by tomorrow !

If you do not care, who cares anyway ... ?
You live in Iowa ? If yes, I would move yesterday !

As with all these items, interesting, but I would never dwell on it.
Too many fun things to do in this crazy world !
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:05 AM
 
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It will happen within a geological time scale, which means it will take a very long time, and also be very gradual. I don't expect a sudden and catastrophic flood into those areas overnight unless there was something bigger at play than post glacial crustal rebound alone.
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:13 PM
 
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I didn't know this was a thing, but post-glacial rebound is pretty crazy. I would think there would be a mad dash to buy up water rights in Northern Europe, since in a couple years it would be awesome beach front property.
You realize that 18mm is less than one inch, right? I don't think that beach front property will show up anywhere near as soon as you think.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:40 PM
 
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You realize that 18mm is less than one inch, right? I don't think that beach front property will show up anywhere near as soon as you think.
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In Sweden, Lake Mälaren was formerly an arm of the Baltic Sea, but uplift eventually cut it off and led to its becoming a freshwater lake in about the 12th century, at the time when Stockholm was founded at its outlet. Marine seashells found in Lake Ontario sediments imply a similar event in prehistoric times. Other pronounced effects can be seen on the island of Öland, Sweden, which has little topographic relief due to the presence of the very level Stora Alvaret. The rising land has caused the Iron Age settlement area to recede from the Baltic Sea, making the present day villages on the west coast set back unexpectedly far from the shore. These effects are quite dramatic at the village of Alby, for example, where the Iron Age inhabitants were known to subsist on substantial coastal fishing.

As a result of post-glacial rebound, the Gulf of Bothnia is predicted to eventually close up at Kvarken. The Kvarken is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, selected as a "type area" illustrating the effects of post-glacial rebound and the holocene glacial retreat.

In several other Nordic ports, like Tornio and Pori (formerly at Ulvila), the harbour has had to be relocated several times. Place names in the coastal regions also illustrate the rising land: there are inland places named 'island', 'skerry', 'rock', 'point' and 'sound'. For example, Oulunsalo "island of Oulujoki"[7] is a peninsula, with inland names such as Koivukari "Birch Rock", Santaniemi "Sandy Cape", and Salmioja "the ditch of the Sound".
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:56 PM
 
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That article does nothing to change the basic question regarding 18mm. None of those events happened because of less than a one inch change in water or land levels.
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