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Undersea volcanoes might be more common than previously thought
watts up with that? ^ | August 11, 2011 | Anthony Watts

Posted on 08/12/2011 11:15:45 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Reader “Mark” in Tips and Notes writes:

Surprise Underwater Volcanic Eruption Discovered

Excellent 3D graphic representation of the lava. Note this particular volcano was previously report by Scarlet- yesterday.

Click photo to view more images. (British Antarctic Survey)

Click photo to view more images. (British Antarctic Survey)

“An undersea volcano has erupted off the coast of Oregon, spewing forth a layer of lava more than 12 feet (4 meters) thick in some places, and opening up deep vents that belch forth a cloudy stew of hot water and microbes from deep inside the Earth.

Scientists uncovered evidence of the early April eruption on a routine expedition in late July to the Axial Seamount, an underwater volcano that stands 250 miles (400 kilometers) off the Oregon coast.”

“At first we were really confused, and thought we were in the wrong place,” said Bill Chadwick, a geologist with Oregon State University. “Finally we figured out we were in the right place but the whole seafloor had changed, and that’s why we couldn’t recognize anything. All of a sudden it hit us that, wow, there had been an eruption. So it was very exciting.”

http://news.yahoo.com/surprise-underwater-volcanic-eruption-discovered-210202200.html

And in mid July, Voice of America reported:

July 13, 2011

First Large Antarctic Undersea Volcanoes Discovered in Southern Atlantic

VOA News

Image of bubbles of liquid carbon dioxide floating out of the seafloor at Champagne vent on Northwest Eifuku volcano in the western Pacific Ocean (File)

Photo: AP
Image of bubbles of liquid carbon dioxide floating out of the seafloor at Champagne vent on Northwest Eifuku volcano in the western Pacific Ocean (File)

A British research team has discovered a chain of 12 undersea volcanoes near the remote South Sandwich Islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean. It is the first group of large undersea volcanoes ever found in the Antarctic region.

Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) say that seven of the massive volcanoes are still active. Some of the mountain peaks rise three kilometers above the ocean floor, nearly tall enough to break the water’s surface. The collapsed craters of others measure five kilometers across.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; climatechange; globalwarminghoax; volcanoes

1 posted on 08/12/2011 11:15:52 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: TigerLikesRooster; landsbaum; Signalman; NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; Lancey Howard; ...

fyi


2 posted on 08/12/2011 11:17:09 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Algore is deeply saddened.


3 posted on 08/12/2011 11:18:48 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: All
Out of here shortly for (Hopefully ) my last of three eye treatment sessions...

Not sure how much I will be able to do over the week end.

4 posted on 08/12/2011 11:19:41 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Good luck!


5 posted on 08/12/2011 11:22:34 AM PDT by null and void (Day 932. The mob is decisive when the law is not.)
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To: bd476
Volcanoe ping!

Off the coast of Oregon.

6 posted on 08/12/2011 11:23:49 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It’s that Plate Teutonics again. ;-)


7 posted on 08/12/2011 11:24:17 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; SteamShovel; Bockscar; Thunder90; rdl6989; marvlus; Fractal Trader; ...
Thanx for the ping Ernest_at_the_Beach !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

8 posted on 08/12/2011 11:26:35 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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9 posted on 08/12/2011 11:27:16 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
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Alan the Brit says:

August 11, 2011 at 1:07 am

So, volcanoes, undersea, erupting, they’re large, spewing all sorts of under ground crap like CO2 (used to be called the Carbon Cycle in my day) & microbes??? There are dozens of them, they’ve only just been discovered? They’re hot giving off large amounts of undersea heat? And here I am thinking Earth sciences are settled science with NOTHING left to discover, ever! I don’t suppose they just happen to lie around the West Antarctic Penninsula or could possibly affect the ocean temperatures locally at all, causing the water to be enriched by life that those whales & all the other sea based life forms seem to like so much? ;-)) Anyway it is an interesting post.

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Microbes....who knew!!!!

10 posted on 08/12/2011 11:31:01 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
more:

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Gareth Phillips says:

August 11, 2011 at 2:39 am

How much do undersea volcanos contribute to Ocean acidification? If it is a significant amount, how do these animals that thrive near vents and have a calcium carbonate shell survive?

11 posted on 08/12/2011 11:37:34 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Oh please.....I have a c1850 book....and plenty info about hese volcanoes....INCLUDING the info about the realease of methane and maps of ocean hot spots.

Scientists should not be telling folks that they're inventing the wheel.

We're talking 150 years ago!!

12 posted on 08/12/2011 11:47:16 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

And it’s only 350 miles from Mount Saint Helens.


13 posted on 08/12/2011 11:51:38 AM PDT by proudpapa (Palin-West - 2012)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

And it’s only 350 miles from Mount Saint Helens.


14 posted on 08/12/2011 11:51:52 AM PDT by proudpapa (Palin-West - 2012)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I'm totally shocked about this news (sarc). There are fractures running all around the earth like a spider web on the sea floor and they are just finding out about this. Common sense would tell an average person that this would be the case. What in the world did they think was making the tectonic plates move?
15 posted on 08/12/2011 11:53:19 AM PDT by fish hawk (Don't worry about old age, it doesn't last that long!)
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To: Sacajaweau
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Gary Pearse says:

August 11, 2011 at 7:39 am

Undersea volcanoes have been known by geologists for well over a century. Iceland, Hawaii and a host of other islands and terrains are born of undersea vulcanism. I mapped “pillowed” basalts in the Archean of the Canadian Shield over 50 years ago myself and these are 2.5-3.0 billion years old.

http://bing.search.sympatico.ca/?q=Archean%20age&mkt=en-ca&setLang=en-CA

Click on the images on the right for modern Hawaiian pillows and for ancient precambrian pillows in the Canadian Shield. It is a common thing among scientists these days to be “rediscovering” well known phenomena and finding them much more prevalent “than thought (by themselves)”. Thought seems to be of declining interest. If they go for the Nobel Prize, I might try to horn in on it for my prior work but of course there will be another 20,000 geologist in line.

Oh, and Alan the Brit:

“I don’t suppose they just happen to lie around the West Antarctic Penninsula or could possibly affect the ocean temperatures locally at all,”

Yes they are:

http://iceagenow.com/Underwater_volcanoes_heating_Antarctic_waters.htm

They were also reported by WUWT some time ago. Indeed the most common rocks on the Western Peninsula are volcanic rocks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geology_of_Antarctica


16 posted on 08/12/2011 11:59:03 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: fish hawk

Godzilla? (I think that’s pronounced “Gah Zirra”)


17 posted on 08/12/2011 12:00:48 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
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John F. Hultquist says:

August 11, 2011 at 7:56 am

A says:
August 11, 2011 at 4:02 am
“Image of bubbles of liquid carbon dioxide”

Liquid CO2? am i missing something????
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Yes you are. I missed it with respect to salt water so am returning the favor. Here is the link you need:

http://www.standnes.no/chemix/english/phase-diagram-co2.htm


18 posted on 08/12/2011 12:02:46 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Alright Pachy - ping it right.


19 posted on 08/12/2011 12:14:20 PM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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20 posted on 08/12/2011 12:32:33 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Somebody better call the EPA and let them know that Gaia is polluting the Earth with CO2!


21 posted on 08/12/2011 1:29:27 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Good luck with your recovery!

Who’s going to keep an ‘eye’ on things if you go down for the count?


22 posted on 08/12/2011 2:00:48 PM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Not surprised. The earth’s crust is not static. Hope your eye treatments go well for you.


23 posted on 08/13/2011 1:14:10 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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Thanks Ernest.


24 posted on 08/13/2011 7:28:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I hope it goes perfectly.


25 posted on 08/13/2011 7:50:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Marine_Uncle; SouthTexas
had treatment and thigs seem to be going well.

He will check in two weeks and see if all of the fluid is gone from the Retina.....

Really gives one a distorted view of things.

26 posted on 08/14/2011 4:57:21 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Get well fast!


27 posted on 08/14/2011 5:04:13 PM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Doing OK today....reading is even slower than usual...eyes tire quickly...
28 posted on 08/14/2011 5:05:32 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Power to the pupil.


29 posted on 08/14/2011 6:05:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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