The world immediately after the Genesis Flood was considerably different than it is today. The crust of the earth ripped apart, continents moved around, hot magma spewed into the ocean, water inundated the entire globe, sediment was deposited over most of the land, volcanoes threw ash into the air, mountains rose to the sky, land animals died, forests were destroyed, much of ocean life was killed, and heat and salt were added to the ocean.

The Flood was so catastrophic that it took hundreds of years for geologic, climatic, and biologic conditions to develop a new equilibrium. Geologic activity was extremely violent at first, but decreased with time. Trees, shrubs, and grasses sprouted from the roots and seeds buried in the sediments left behind. Animal populations grew from the brood stock that left the Ark and spread over the earth. Snow formed glaciers and ice sheets from evaporated moisture of the warm oceans. As the oceans cooled, most of the ice melted, and glaciers and ice sheets remained only in polar regions and on mountain tops. The geologic, climatic, and biologic activity eventually established a new equilibrium within a couple thousand years after the Flood.

During the period when the oceans were still hot, hurricanes formed and likely grew into massive storms called hypercanes. They caused devastation on the continents as they moved from the oceans to the land. Heavy rainfall from the hypercanes over large areas of unconsolidated sediments with little vegetation produced incredible amounts of erosion, particularly along the eastern coasts of the continents. The eastern parts of North America, Asia, South America, Australia, and Africa, along with Indonesia and the islands of the Pacific, were probably the most heavily affected.

For over ten years, ICR conducted numerical simulations of hurricanes and their development into hypercanes in an attempt to understand what the world was like when Noah stepped off the Ark. Reports have been published on Hypercane Florence,1Hypercyclone Gonu,2 and Hypercanes Charley and Fay.3 These simulations showed how hypercanes grew and moved in response to a warm ocean….

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