The Cellar  

Go Back   The Cellar > Images > Image of the Day

Image of the Day Images that will blow your mind - every day. [Blog] [RSS] [XML]

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-10-2017, 11:27 PM   #1
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 57,555
Mar 11th, 2017: Mima Mounds

No Mima is not an exotic dancer, this is a request from blueboy56 to see Mima Mounds.
It's like a field full of boobies so we know where he's at.

Wiki says...
Quote:
Mima mounds are low, flattened, circular to oval, domelike, natural mounds that are composed of loose, unstratified, often gravelly sediment that is an over thickened A Horizon. These mounds range in diameter from 3 to more than 50 m; in height 30 cm to greater than 2 m; and in density from several to greater than 50 mounds per hectare, at times forming conspicuous natural patterns. Mima mounds can be seen at the Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve in Washington State.
Theories for the origin of Mima mounds include burrowing by pocket gophers; accumulation of wind-blown (aeolian) sediments around vegetation to form coppice dunes or nebkhas; seismic ground shaking by major earthquakes, though none have been observed to form Mima mounds; and shrinking and swelling of clays in hog-wallow or gilgai landforms.


But Live Science dot com leads with the headline, "Mima Mound Mystery Solved" Click bait again.
The content reads...

Quote:
The model suggests that gophers start pushing soil toward any existing high spots, and these budding mounds continue to beckon later generations of builders. "There's a positive feedback where the gophers are somehow sensing where the high spots are," Gabet said.
Eventually, the burrowing mammals run out of soil and the Mima mounds are fully "developed" — which takes 500 to 700 years. "There's an end stage where the mounds don't grow any higher," Gabet said.
The size of each mature Mima mound roughly matches the territorial range of a single gopher, Gabet discovered.

Though the study isn't proof that gophers create Mima mounds, it does show that it's possible, said Ronald Sletten, a soil scientist at the University of Washington who has studied the state's Mima mounds.
That sounds hardly conclusive to me.
OK, blueboy?
__________________
Everything is interesting... look closer.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2017, 08:25 AM   #2
Griff
stick them with the pointy end
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 21,567
Wait, it took me 52 years to see this?
__________________
If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you.
- Louis D. Brandeis
Griff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2017, 11:01 AM   #3
Diaphone Jim
Knight of the Oval-Shaped Conference Table
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 397
Looks that Grimes dude is having us on.
Or perhaps it is just that what goes up must come down, or vice versa.
Live Science more lately has tended more toward a vegetable rather than an animal origin.
I'm thinkin' big cats.
Diaphone Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2017, 11:03 AM   #4
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 57,555
That's nothing Griff, "Them gals wear clothes that we ain't seen Beneath them gingham gowns".
__________________
Everything is interesting... look closer.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2017, 06:43 PM   #5
BigV
Goon Squad Leader
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 23,693
I can see myself on the map, again!

I feel like Steve Martin in "The Jerk"

__________________
Remember:

Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. -- Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and writer (121-180)
BigV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2017, 06:51 PM   #6
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 57,555
Are you the human or the prarie dog?
__________________
Everything is interesting... look closer.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2017, 11:07 AM   #7
blueboy56
Coronation Incarnate
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 87
Red face

oops, sorry for the delay. That is a great thread. Something about living in a basement house underneath a raincloud.
Thanks again.
blueboy56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2017, 11:26 AM   #8
blueboy56
Coronation Incarnate
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 87
Once more for posterity. Considering what happens to wee men ( and oppositely for ladies) when it gets cold. Perhaps the Grimes area is masculine and suffers shrinkage and the mounds area is feminine and it, uh, expands and pokes out.
blueboy56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2017, 03:25 AM   #9
SPUCK
Professor
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,799
HAHAHA I posted this pic in the 'other thread' then the next IoT I see is this one..
A day late and a dollar short - my personal motto.
SPUCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:12 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.