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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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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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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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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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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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BUMP
Very interesting. Good post.


21 posted on 03/12/2005 10:20:16 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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Thanks for the post, it is quite an interesting bit of history. [Too bad the history channel did not have something on it, but they were too busy with UFOs again tonight. ]


22 posted on 03/12/2005 10:58:27 PM PST by JLS
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bttt


24 posted on 03/13/2005 12:10:41 AM PST by nopardons
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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 Tambora eruption was in a league of its own - in historic times.

25 posted on 03/13/2005 12:12:51 AM PST by capitan_refugio
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ping for later read.
26 posted on 03/13/2005 1:10:36 AM PST by codyjacksmom (Be nice! I'm blonde and will work for an explanation.)
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This was obviously caused by burning fossil fuels causing the greenhouse effect.
Thankfully we have the Kyoto treaty to change all that /sarc
27 posted on 03/13/2005 1:45:50 AM PST by Manic_Episode (OUT OF ORDER)
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......and here I was thinking that only human activity could affect climate change. [/sarcasm]

Thanks.

30 posted on 03/13/2005 7:01:30 AM PST by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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Bookmark.

Most people don't realize but for the last 100 or so years we have been in a warming trend. We should be at the end of it now though.


35 posted on 03/16/2005 6:05:21 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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Global cooling.


36 posted on 03/16/2005 6:06:33 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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