Eduard Suess (1831-1914) was an Austrian geologist who hypothesised, in the 19th century, two ancient geographical features, Gondwanaland and the Tethys Ocean. He also suggested a Palaeozoic continent in the North Atlantic, which he named ‘Atlantis’, without inferring any connection with Plato’s lost land.
>On the other hand, Atlantisforschung notes that Suess made a concrete contribution in the field of research into Noah’s Flood . In the 1904 edition of Das Antlitz der Erde , as the German-language Wikipedia states, Suess “attempted to find naturalistic explanations for the biblical Deluge account: he held the flood to be the tragic coincidence of a seismic event with a tropical storm at the southern end of the Persian Gulf and a tsunami that took survivors in seaworthy boats as far as the mountain lands of what is now northern Iraq could have flushed. He attributed the bursting of the wells of the Great Deep (1 Gen 7:11) to the well-known phenomenon of springs in the alluvial plains of large rivers, which suddenly spit out more water during an earthquake.“(a)<