Extracts from the book: The Post-Glacial Flooding Hypothesis
When we put all the information about the Holocene together including the vast amounts of meltwater, Ice melt pulses, raised water table and increased precipitation, then we are left with evidence of increased water activity, volume and consequential raised river levels levels of the Holocene.
Figure 14. Shows the Discharge rates into the Wadden Sea for the last ten thousand years – see below for statistical details of the graph. We have ‘smoothed’ the pulses (in green) to show the steady drop of river discharge (in blue) since the last ice age.
Table 3 – Wadden Sea statistics
|BCE||Change (mm) over – 500 years||Discharge Ratio rate – compared to today = 1||Adjusted Ratio for Discharge – Pulses||Precipitation levels mm pa|
* Meltwater Pulse – see figure 8.
We have added the increased precipitation (in yellow) during this period to indicate the reasons for the river flooding events we will show in the following sections.
Therefore the blue ‘discharge’ line on the graph is an indication of the volume discharge and hence the size and height of rivers over the last ten thousand years – the chart uses today’s discharge rate (950 AD) representing one unit, to give us a simple visual comparison to previous years as a ratio of size – hence 8050 BCE the rivers were 140 times larger than today.