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Geochemical Evidence Suggest Ancient Megafloods Eroded Tsangpo Gorge
2013-07-23 10:15:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dropping rapidly through the Himalaya Mountains on its way to the Bay of Bengal, the Yarlung-Tsangpo River in southern Asia loses about 7,000 feet of elevation through the precipitously steep Tsangpo Gorge. A new study from the University of Washington reveals the first geochemical evidence that the 150-mile long Tsangpo Gorge, possibly the world's deepest, was the conduit by which megafloods from glacial lakes drained suddenly and...


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