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Geology Pictures of the Week, November 7-13, 2004: Volcanoes and more volcanoes
Various | November 2004 | Various

Posted on 11/10/2004 11:07:50 AM PST by cogitator

Those of you familiar with the Geology Picture of the Week probably know that I have a penchant for volcanic activity. And I was going to do something else this week, but that was until I looked at the most recent photos from Grimsvotn. The one I'm posting is truly amazing. So I decided to put up a couple other pictures from current volcanic activity, and next week I'll do something that is NOT igneous, I promise!


Click for full size. This eruption melted a LOT of ice on Vatnajokull. The eruption ended November 6.
Source: Grímsvatnagos 2004


Click for full size. Kilauea's Energizer bunny eruption reaches the sea again.
Source: Hawaii Volcano Observatory Kilauea Update


Click for full size (~5MB). IKONOS image on top of LIDAR elevation data.
Source: Mt. St. Helens (site includes flyover animations)


Source: Manam, Papua New Guinea, October 2004 (Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre) site shows development of steam/ice clouds (moisture rising in the atmosphere) above the ash cloud.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Education; Outdoors; Science
KEYWORDS: ash; eruption; hawaii; ice; iceland; lava; volcano
And let's keep this in perspective; this is all pretty minor activity.
1 posted on 11/10/2004 11:07:55 AM PST by cogitator
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2 posted on 11/10/2004 11:09:06 AM PST by cogitator
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To: cogitator

umm and to think some believe humans cause global warming


3 posted on 11/10/2004 11:15:55 AM PST by markman46
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To: cogitator

Thanks for posting these great pictures every week!


4 posted on 11/10/2004 11:17:09 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: cogitator

Love the Kilauea photos - it's really been a treat the past 10 years. Of course when the trades die and humidity increases we're treated to vog, which apparently was pretty high yesterday. My eyes don't like the stuff any more than they did California's smog.


5 posted on 11/10/2004 11:19:32 AM PST by Spyder
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To: Ann Archy

You're welcome! Glad you like 'em.


6 posted on 11/10/2004 11:21:57 AM PST by cogitator
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To: cogitator

We've been living with an active volcano for nearly twenty years by now. If we listened to the "it's not if but when" doomsday prophets, we'd all shoot ourselves long ago. Earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, etc., is all part of life. At least we don't have to deal with terrorists, thanks to President Bush.


7 posted on 11/10/2004 11:23:30 AM PST by caisson71
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To: cogitator

I always enjoy the volcano updates, as well as the others you include. Both times I went to Hawaii, the Big Island and the Volcano National park was my favorite site.


8 posted on 11/10/2004 11:40:37 AM PST by mathluv (Thank you, America, for protecting my grandchildren's future.)
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I think the KYOTO agreement would outlaw all this activity...


9 posted on 11/10/2004 11:48:15 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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