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Aside from the fascination with salvaging several vintage aircraft for parts and movie rights, the fact that these aircraft were buried so deeply in such a short time focuses attention on the time scales used to estimate the chronologies of ice.If the aircraft were buried under about 250 feet of ice and snow in about 50 years, this means the ice sheet has been accumulating at an average rate of five feet per year.
Unlike the Greenland ice cores, annual oscillations of ðO and other parameters cannot be traced deeply into the ice sheet on Antarctica.
Once the accumulation rate is calculated for each layer, the depth and age for each layer in the ice is calculated by integrating the annual accumulation downward from the surface.
There are several historical markers in Antarctica which can be used to cross check these calculations for the past few thousand years.
We would expect considerably higher precipitation rates immediately following the Flood.
The layers of ice near the bottom of the core should be thicker than expected by the uniformitarian model and contain unusual excursions in ðO, acidity, and particulates from levels higher in the core.