Asteroid Day: Mark Boslough on Younger Dryas, Carolina Bay depressions

Posted by David Eicher
on Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Our friends at Asteroid Day have commenced an online series of questions and answers, and the first two have been answered by Mark Boslough. Mark is the chair of the Asteroid Day Expert Panel and is a physicist at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico. He is an expert on impacts on Earth, among other things.

I think you’ll find the discussion here captivating. The Younger Dryas is a period of cooling on Earth that commenced about 12,900 years ago, at the end of the last ice age. Secondly, thousands of elliptical depressions exist in the Atlantic Coastal Plain, and were dubbed “Carolina Bays” decades ago. Mark explores the possibility of a link between these two subjects. Check it out!

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