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channeled scablands of eastern Washington the geologic story of the Spokane Flood. by United States Geological Survey

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey : for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print Off. in [Washington] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Geology -- Washington (State),
  • Floods -- Washington (State),
  • Missoula, Lake.

Book details:

Edition Notes

WSU:One copy inserted in: Scott, W. Frank. Potential natural landmarks, geologic themes, on the Columbia Plateaus. 1978.

The Physical Object
Pagination23 p. :
Number of Pages23
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14714572M

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THE CHANNELED SCABLANDS OF EASTERN WASHINGTON is authored by U.S. Dept. of the Interior/Geological Survey. The last page of the document reads, "from material supplied by Paul. L. Weis and William L. Newman." One version of this book, which is provided by EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY EWU DIGITAL COMMONS, states that the author are Paul L. Weis /5(5). The Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington: THE CARVING OF THE SCABLANDS. As noted earlier the lava field is shaped somewhat like a giant saucer, tilted to the southwest. Slopes (gradients) down the tilted field are as much as 25 to 35 feet per mile (for comparison, the Spokane River between Coeur d'Alene and Spokane has an average gradient. THE CHANNELED SCABLANDS OF EASTERN WASHINGTON is authored by U.S. Dept. of the Interior/Geological Survey. The last page of the document reads, "from material supplied by Paul. L. Weis and William L. Newman."/5. The Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington GEOLOGIC SETTING The name "Channeled Scablands" was first used in the early 's by geologist J Harlen Bretz of the University of Chicago, who made a comprehensive study of the region and proposed the idea that the erosional features were the result of a gigantic flood.

Perhaps the most well-known triumph of catastrophic thinking over strict uniformity is that of Dr. J. Harlen Bretz and the “channeled scablands.” Beginning in the s, Bretz studied the deep gorges of eastern Washington. He noted they were cut into hard basaltic rock and oriented in the same general direction. Small streams entering the gorges cascade over essentially dry waterfalls. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington: The Geologic Story of the Spokane Flood by Paul Weis and William L. Newman (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products! "The bedrock of eastern Washington is the key to understanding how the floods were able to carry away so much rock. If the bedrock of the Channeled Scabland was mostly granite or metamorphic rock, I don't think coulees and scabland would've formed. But the basalt bedrock, riddled with cooling fractures, was pre-cut and ready to be hauled off!". Eastern Washington's Channeled Scablands might not have a pretty name, but the coulees and cliffs scoured by ice-age floods are well worth exploring on a geology-lesson road trip.

  As the summer winds down and temperatures cool a bit in the Pacific Northwest USA, a fascinating geographical area to visit is the Scablands of eastern Washington. This area was scoured by the great Missoula Floods of eons past that repeatedly flowed with enormous velocity over a large swath of eastern Washington and the Columbia River Plateau.. What was left behind is a Martian-like. **An excellent guide for outdoor enthusiasts in Washington, or for an easy tour by car** In this where-to guide book, Washington author, photographer and hiking devotee, John Soennichsen, captures Eastern Washingtons one-of-a-kind scabland landscapes with all they have to offer/5. J Harlen Bretz (September 2, – February 3, ) was an American geologist, best known for his research that led to the acceptance of the Missoula Floods and for his work on caves. He was born to Oliver Joseph Bretz and Rhoda Maria Howlett, farmers in Saranac, Michigan, the oldest of five earned a degree in biology from Albion College in , where he also met his wife Alma mater: Albion College, AB , University .   The Channeled Scablands in eastern Washington are a maze of canyons cut into thick columnar basalt lava rock. As you might expect with that much water, the evidence of its passing is still around. Now it seems obvious of course, but it was not until a geologist named J. Harlan Bretz studied the area in detail in the early 20th century that the.