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Eighteen Hundred And Froze To Death (The Infamous 'Year Without Summer')
Island Net.com ^ | 4-7-2004 | Keith C. Heidon,PhD,ACM

Posted on 03/12/2005 8:10:49 PM PST by blam

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1815 Tambora Volcano
1 posted on 03/12/2005 8:10:50 PM PST by blam
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I just completed watching a special on the Tambora (Pompeii In The East), on the Discovery Channel. Thought others would be interested.


2 posted on 03/12/2005 8:12:28 PM PST by blam
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Where was the Sierra club then. Blaming a Bush forefather iI suppose.


3 posted on 03/12/2005 8:18:01 PM PST by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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The Little Ice Age in Europe, 1560 - 1850
4 posted on 03/12/2005 8:23:19 PM PST by clyde asbury (What a fool believes, he sees. The wise man has the power to reason away.)
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The most likely cause was volcanic influences. Proponents note that a number of major volcanic eruptions preceded 1816: Soufriére and St. Vincent in 1812: Mayon and Luzon in the Phillippines during 1814; Tambora in Indonesia during 1815. The volcanic theory of climatic influence relates increased volcanic activity with decreased temperatures due to the increased reflection of solar radiation from volcanic dust blown and trapped high in the atmosphere. The Tambora eruption has been estimated to be the most violent in historical times. The explosion is believed to have lifted 150 to 180 cubic kilometres of material into the atmosphere. For a comparison, the infamous 1883 eruption of Krakatau ejected only 20 cubic kilometres of material into the air, and yet it affected sunsets for several years after.

The first thing I thought of was volcanoes, too. But, as I kept reading, there were no mentions of 'blood red' or colorful sunstes as I had read about with Krakatau.

sunspots, maybe?

Thanks for the link to Tambora. I'll have to check that out.

5 posted on 03/12/2005 8:25:02 PM PST by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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BTTT


6 posted on 03/12/2005 8:25:32 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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"The first thing I thought of was volcanoes, too. But, as I kept reading, there were no mentions of 'blood red' or colorful sunstes as I had read about with Krakatau. "

The special I just watched covered this aspect by showing the red sunsets painted by various artists of that time.

7 posted on 03/12/2005 8:27:19 PM PST by blam
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It's on again here at midnight. I'll get my trusty vcr ready....

thanks

8 posted on 03/12/2005 8:27:49 PM PST by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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We just had another six inches of snow today, on top of a considerable pile of snow already there. The snow off the roof outside my study is reaching up toward the tops of the windows. My snowblower just broke down.

Ouch. I wonder what Punxatauny Phil had to say in 1816?


9 posted on 03/12/2005 8:32:56 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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"We just had another six inches of snow today, on top of a considerable pile of snow already there. The snow off the roof outside my study is reaching up toward the tops of the windows. My snowblower just broke down."

Man, where are you. I spent the day in shorts and T-shirt...it's cooled off this evening some though.

10 posted on 03/12/2005 8:39:08 PM PST by blam
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Global Warming Bump


11 posted on 03/12/2005 8:41:36 PM PST by chaosagent (It's all right to be crazy. Just don't let it drive you nuts.)
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Vermont.


12 posted on 03/12/2005 8:45:14 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Considering that baseball players are known as the 'boys of summer', I thought New England has been without summer since 1918, up until last year that is........


13 posted on 03/12/2005 8:50:44 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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Thank you so much for posting this. I've refrenced this incident before but having a link will be nice.


14 posted on 03/12/2005 8:50:48 PM PST by bad company (There can be no freedom without right and wrong.)
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" Man, where are you. I spent the day in shorts and T-shirt...it's cooled off this evening some though."

It was 70 degrees here in Longmont, Colorado today but it cooled down this evening and it's snowing like a dog now. It's supposed to snow for three days. We need the moisture.


15 posted on 03/12/2005 8:52:17 PM PST by dljordan
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"It was 70 degrees here in Longmont, Colorado today but it cooled down this evening and it's snowing like a dog now. It's supposed to snow for three days. We need the moisture."

In Mobile: High:76 Low:54 Present: 61 Fair. (Bed time...g'nite)

16 posted on 03/12/2005 8:56:13 PM PST by blam
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There's really no doubt that Tambora caused the Year Without Summer. If anything, it's a bit odd that this commentary seems so uncertain in attributing it.


17 posted on 03/12/2005 9:03:12 PM PST by AntiGuv ()
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bump for later reading........


18 posted on 03/12/2005 9:53:11 PM PST by scan59 (Why am I always so pessimistic?)
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bttt


19 posted on 03/12/2005 9:55:12 PM PST by octobersky
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Yeah, we were supposed to have 4-6" of snow. It started late last night, and by 10am, we had about 2 additional inches over what we'd gotten the previous week. Then it started snowing steadily, and in less than 2 hours we had an additional 4"! Our son plowed the driveway and I took him out to a LAN party. When Sir SuziQ went out to get him at 8pm, it was STILL snowing, and there was an additional 8"!! That makes over a foot in total for this storm!! Our son will have to plow again tomorrow!

I'm so sick of this white crap!

20 posted on 03/12/2005 10:10:44 PM PST by SuziQ
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