Volcanoes

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  • #9493
    Morpheus
    Morpheus
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    Seems like an another appropriate topic as there is much going on currently and the more I find, the more important it is.

  • #9494
    Morpheus
    Morpheus
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    Worlds Largest Underwater Volcanoes

  • #9508

    Mrs Cog
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    As a part time volcano junkie, I like this site. It is the wiki of volcanoes. (Full of facts and sometimes biased editing).

    Home page including links to live webcams of volcanoes erupting: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/home.html

    And to go straight to business and see what is erupting: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/erupting_volcanoes.html

    Great topic Morpheus, thanks!

    • #9509
      Morpheus
      Morpheus
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      Thanks for the addition of that site, a good resource for sure.

  • #9520
    Zenscreamer
    Zenscreamer
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    Weird. On Saturday I just rehung my giant poster of Pele (the volcano goddess, not the soccer player)!

  • #9582
    Morpheus
    Morpheus
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    A few charts of some research I have been doing correlating to the decline in our magnetosphere.

    volcano-1volcano-2Sources:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volcanic_Explosivity_Index

    http://volcano.si.edu/

    http://volcano.si.edu/search_/eruption.cfm

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  • #9688

    Mrs Cog
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    It seems that crater down in Costa Rica is exploding again: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/poas/news/48423/Pos-volcano-Costa-Rica-strong-phreatic-explosion-from-crater-lake.html

    Still watching Chile as well. Thanks for the heads up Morpheus. :-)

    sinabung-9oct14The images from these never cease to amaze me… the fury of the Earth.

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  • #9734
    On the Beach
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    This thread on volcanos has gotten me thinking about the fact that since 1985 I have always lived within a few miles of a large volcano.

    Right now I live in Iba, Zambales, Luzon, Philippines, about 25 miles from Mt. Pinatubo. No one can see this volcano since it blew itself level with the surrounding mountains in 1991. In fact, it was so hidden almost no one really knew it was there until it started back to life. Here is a link from Mrs Cog’s site on volcanos:

    http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/pinatubo.htm

    There is a photo attached to this thread showing Pinatubo from a small airplane shot from the SW of the volcano. I live to the NW of this mountain. There is a day hike to the crater from Subic and Angeles City.

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    Another nearby volcano is Lake Taal, south of Manila about 50 miles. This volcano is active and dangerous and huge. There is actually no part of it that sticks into the air. It blows itself level to the earth every time it erupts. The caldera is more than 20 km across. There are several islands in this lake, all lava domes. Several of these islands also have eruption craters on them: craters inside of craters inside of craters. It is an amazing site.

    http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/taal.htm

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    Farther south on Luzon is Mt. Mayon. This volcano is erupting right now. It is one of the most perfectly symmetrical volcanos on earth. Just a spectacular sight. A local TV station recently flew a drone with a video camera into the caldera of this volcano to see what was going on. They discovered a lava dome over 250 meters tall totally hidden inside the caldera, spilling lava out into the caldera. A full scale eruption could happen at any time. The last time this volcano erupted was in 2009 when it killed 7 hikers.

    http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/mayon.html

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    I lived in Japan for a few years in the 90’s and lived at the base of Mt. Fuji in 2 different small Japanese cities there. I lived in Kofu to the north of the volcano and Gotemba to the south east. Fuji is an amazingly beautiful mountain, especially on clear days from Tokyo.

    A national sport is climbing the mountain at night so that you can watch the sunrise coming up out of the Pacific Ocean in the distance. I was always too busy to do this but all my American carpenters found the time.
    Directly across the valley from Gotemba is an older volcano called Hakone. This area is known as the hot spring region of the greater Tokyo/Yokohama area. There are amazing hot spring resorts on this old mountain among many very old villages. It’s a wonderful tourist spot but bring your largest wallet. This volcano has a beautiful caldera lake and last erupted about a thousand years ago.

    http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/fuji.htm

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    But the most majestic volcano I have lived close to has to be Mt. Rainier in the Seattle area. On those very rare clear days it completely dominates the skyline of the city. My house was in Puyallup, a suburb of Tacoma and only about 30 miles from the mountain. It is a very dangerous mountain, covered in snow and ice and any eruption will be catastrophic to the area. I used to love to go to the very base of it at the 8,000 foot high Sunrise Camp directly to the east of the main peak. You can feel the tremendous energy under your feet when you are there.

    http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/mount_rainier.htm

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    There is something very powerful and mysterious and potential about these massive vents of energy out of Mother Earth. I know I really like living close to them but certainly understand the danger. We must all understand the power that the 1,500 land based volcanos have on our planet and every living thing on it. This has always been brought home to me when I drove in Eastern Washington State and would see the Columbia River gorge, cut through hundreds of feet of basaltic lava flow from one single volcano thought to be over 200 miles away in Eastern Oregon. The release of this much energy is unimaginable to me. Talk about climate change.

    Here’s a link to a discussion of these lava flows and some great photos of my old home state:

    http://hugefloods.com/Basalt.html

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    • #9761
      Morpheus
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      Hi OtB
      Thanks for sharing the pictures and how these volcanoes have connected to your life.

      There is something very powerful and mysterious and potential about these massive vents of energy out of Mother Earth. I know I really like living close to them but certainly understand the danger. We must all understand the power that the 1,500 land based volcanoes have on our planet and every living thing on it.

      I agree completely. We should also understand the danger of the ones under the ocean and it doesn’t matter how close we live to them for us to feel their effects. I am just finishing up my 3rd chapter (of 3) that covers some of this in more detail and how it relates to applied aerosols.  I hope to start posting them next month.

      • #9767
        On the Beach
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        Thanks @morpheus:

        Yes, since there are probably millions of undersea volcanos they must have a huge effect on the Earth. But my experience with them is zero, as are my photos……..

        I can’t wait to read your essays. This stuff is so interesting.

        I don’t know where you live but in the Pacific NW there are a series of books published called “The Roadside Geology of ………” I think there is a book for Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Northern California. These follow the geology as shown by road cuts through existing grades, road by road through each state. Very fascinating to me, but I know I drove my kids crazy.

        OtB

        • #9776
          Morpheus
          Morpheus
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          Hi OtB,

          But my experience with them is zero, as are my photos……..

          Good point. :)

          I can’t wait to finish as I have been working on them (given a full-time job and being a single dad) since the end of June.

          I live in the Bay Area and will have to check out that book. Thanks.

  • #10243
    Morpheus
    Morpheus
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    Pretty cool video.

    Holuhraun Volcano, Iceland, November 2014

    All of this was shot handheld on a Canon 6D through a small sliding window.

    • #10244

      Mrs Cog
      Keymaster

      That was just amazing. Hard to believe something that hot can exist in a place that gets so cold. But I was blown away to find out these are happening at the bottom of oceans. Great find, thanks. :-)

      • #10246
        Morpheus
        Morpheus
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        Yeah, some amazing footage. It also gives you pause about ocean acidification and the real culprit which is the release of SO2 and not CO2 absorbed from the atmosphere.

  • #10263
    Morpheus
    Morpheus
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    How Do Active Volcanoes Change Clouds?

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    Morpheus
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    • #10293

      Mrs Cog
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      Aside from the confirmation of continued correlation of more volcanic activity with our decreasing magnetosphere… one only has to google the Laki eruption from 1783 to understand the potential implications here. Thanks for the link Morpheus.

  • #10682
    Morpheus
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    International Earthquake and Volcano Prediction Center

    The International Earthquake and Volcano Prediction Center (IEVPC) was founded in February 2012 by a team of scientists and other experts with established track records for excellence in science research, especially tectonics, volcanism, seismic research, management, and other skills necessary for achieving the Mission and Objectives of the IEVPC.This team originated after its founders realized that there were strong correlations between the occurrences of earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic activity, solar activity, and precursor geophysical events.

    These precursors have been studied for many years by the IEVPC founders, staff scientists and researchers who represent the primary body of expertise in understanding these early signals that catastrophic geophysical events (CGE) are about to strike.

    In other words, they determined that through an understanding of events leading up to these geological hazards, that they could gteatly improve the predictive capability for earthquakes. Further, it has been shown that a combination of the leading-edge technology employed by the IEVPC science team can lead to a substantial improvement in the lead time from precursor signal detection to the actual CGE event transpiring.

  • #12202

    Dagny Taggart
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    What a sight to behold – Calbuco erupting in Chile. It’s huge!

  • #12206
    Morpheus
    Morpheus
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    Yes, quite amazing. Here it the Calbuco volcano in Chile with static discharge lightning

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