Skip to comments.Alaska volcano sends ash plume up to 15,000 feet
Posted on 12/29/2011 8:02:35 PM PST by thecodont
(12-29) 10:57 PST Anchorage, Alaska (AP) --
A remote Alaska volcano has spewed an ash cloud 15,000 feet into the air.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory says satellite images show the ash cloud drifting Thursday from Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands.
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"Red sky at night, a sailor's delight, Red sky at morning, a sailor's warning."
(Rosy dawn means bad weather. Rosy evening means -- what?)
I knew the red sky this evening meant a volcano was active somewhere not far away. I was right.
The EPA promptly ticketed Mother Earth and warned her not to do it again.
More friggin’ global cooling. What are we going to do about the polar bears?
No one cares. Ho Hum.
Yep, and Mother Earth better ease up on that tectonic plate movement if she wants to keep her license. Insurers consider that kind of behavior, you know.
Does anyone know what is the industrial emission equivalent of the average volcanic eruption?
It was the same here in central California. Very intense red and pink sunset. So intense I went and got my to take a look.
I went and got my wife to take a look.
So, How do we Cap and Trade a Volcano?
>>>What are we going to do about the polar bears?
It all depends on how you cook ‘em...and the sauce. :)
We had an unusually beautiful sunset tonight here on the Central Coast of CA. We see these when there are forest fires and smoke in the distance. Hummm.
Heh....good hubby (you know what's good for you! ;-)
It’s a busy day volcanically. There is a “new” island in the Red Sea as well.
I’m happy for your lovely sunset.
However, an ash plume at 15K feet in the Aleutians is not going to have any effect as far south as SF Bay.
You are - VERY - far away from the Cleveland volcano.
subduction of the Mexican Plate?
How far “in as the crow flys” do you think it is?
It took me a while to figure this out with Google Earth. It appears to be “approximately”
between San Francisco (38*N 122*W) and the nearest village to Cleveland Volcano - Nikolski, AK (53*N 169*W).
Like I said, its a LONG way from SF Bay and no way a little Volcano fart at 15,000 feet is going to reach THAT far.
When the Iceland volcano erupted, Europe and Russia saw colored sunsets within a day or 2. New Zealand saw them within a week of the Chilean volcano.
Lots of factors determine how far and fast the ash travels, and I wouldn't say it is impossible without having a lot more information.