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Re: Weather- volcanoes- earthquakes

Post by KayBur » Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:40 am

I'm more interested in this question: are there really no specialists who study the "behavior" of volcanoes and can predict an eruption at the first signs? Naturally, the eruption cannot be stopped, but if there is a danger, then rescuers will have time to evacuate people from the dangerous area in advance. Not only the eruption is dangerous, but also gas emissions. If foliage flies in the trees, imagine what happens in the lungs of a person who accidentally falls into a cloud?

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Re: Weather- volcanoes- earthquakes

Post by Chris Peterson » Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:52 pm

KayBur wrote:
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I'm more interested in this question: are there really no specialists who study the "behavior" of volcanoes and can predict an eruption at the first signs? Naturally, the eruption cannot be stopped, but if there is a danger, then rescuers will have time to evacuate people from the dangerous area in advance. Not only the eruption is dangerous, but also gas emissions. If foliage flies in the trees, imagine what happens in the lungs of a person who accidentally falls into a cloud?
Certainly there are people who study volcanoes and attempt to predict eruptions. And with some volcanoes, and in some circumstances, they are quite successful. But volcanoes can still surprise, even with all the best minds and best instruments at work.
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Re: Weather- volcanoes- earthquakes

Post by neufer » Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:00 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:52 pm
KayBur wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:40 am

I'm more interested in this question: are there really no specialists who study the "behavior" of volcanoes and can predict an eruption at the first signs? Naturally, the eruption cannot be stopped, but if there is a danger, then rescuers will have time to evacuate people from the dangerous area in advance. Not only the eruption is dangerous, but also gas emissions. If foliage flies in the trees, imagine what happens in the lungs of a person who accidentally falls into a cloud?
Certainly there are people who study volcanoes and attempt to predict eruptions. And with some volcanoes, and in some circumstances, they are quite successful. But volcanoes can still surprise, even with all the best minds and best instruments at work.
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Post by orin stepanek » Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:45 pm

Brrrr! I*t was -12 this morning; Don't want a volcano! It's supposed to get colder! Brrrr! 🌬
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Post by Ann » Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:28 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:45 pm
Brrrr! I*t was -12 this morning; Don't want a volcano! It's supposed to get colder! Brrrr! 🌬
We don't have any active volcanoes here, but we've sure got winter temperatures. It's been below zero degrees Celsius all February here in Malmö, and the cold weather is going to continue.

Tonight we may have a snow storm! I hate it!

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Re: Weather- volcanoes- earthquakes

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:17 pm

Ann wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:28 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:45 pm
Brrrr! I*t was -12F this morning; Don't want a volcano! It's supposed to get colder! Brrrr! 🌬
We donät have any active volcanoes here, but we've sure got winter temperatures. It's been below zero degrees Celsius all February here in Malmö, and the cold weather is going to continue.

Tonight we may have a snow storm! I hate it!

Ann
I know; that cold makes you want to spend a lot of time indoors! It was -16F this morning and I had to put the charger on the car! We are supposed to get +12F today so that will help! You know? A volcano would heat things up a little, but I still don't want one! :mrgreen:
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Re: Weather- volcanoes- earthquakes

Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:58 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:17 pm
Ann wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:28 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:45 pm
Brrrr! I*t was -12F this morning; Don't want a volcano! It's supposed to get colder! Brrrr! 🌬
We donät have any active volcanoes here, but we've sure got winter temperatures. It's been below zero degrees Celsius all February here in Malmö, and the cold weather is going to continue.

Tonight we may have a snow storm! I hate it!

Ann
I know; that cold makes you want to spend a lot of time indoors! It was -16F this morning and I had to put the charger on the car! We are supposed to get +12F today so that will help! You know? A volcano would heat things up a little, but I still don't want one! :mrgreen:
12°F. Perfect snowshoeing weather, especially when things get steep up above treeline!

(Just up the road in the Mosquito Range. Uplifted granite about 65 million years old. Not volcanic... but there are lots of volcanic remnants when you come down off the range onto South Park.)
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Re: Weather- volcanoes- earthquakes

Post by neufer » Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:03 pm

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Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:58 pm

12°F. Perfect snowshoeing weather, especially when things get steep up above treeline!

(Just up the road in the Mosquito Range. Uplifted granite about 65 million years old. Not volcanic... but there are lots of volcanic remnants when you come down off the range onto South Park.)
  • And you could always use a snowshoe to swat away those mosquitoes.
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<<Starting with a moderate storm on January 18, 2021, snow has fallen three times on the highlands of Hawai'i in the past three weeks. The snow cover has persisted on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa—the two tallest volcanoes in the island chain—since January 25. Hawaiians have found their way up the volcanic mountains with snowboards and boogie boards to sled through the fluffy white blanket. Others have filled their pickup truck beds to bring snow down to friends. Snowfall in Hawai'i is often associated with a weather phenomenon referred to as a Kona low. Winds that typically blow out of the northeast shift and blow from the southwest. The winds from the leeward or “Kona” side draw moisture from the tropical Pacific, turning it from rain to snow as the air rises up into the high elevations.>>
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Re: Weather- volcanoes- earthquakes

Post by orin stepanek » Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:05 am

Chris Peterson wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:58 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:17 pm
Ann wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:28 pm


We donät have any active volcanoes here, but we've sure got winter temperatures. It's been below zero degrees Celsius all February here in Malmö, and the cold weather is going to continue.

Tonight we may have a snow storm! I hate it!

Ann
I know; that cold makes you want to spend a lot of time indoors! It was -16F this morning and I had to put the charger on the car! We are supposed to get +12F today so that will help! You know? A volcano would heat things up a little, but I still don't want one! :mrgreen:
12°F. Perfect snowshoeing weather, especially when things get steep up above treeline!

(Just up the road in the Mosquito Range. Uplifted granite about 65 million years old. Not volcanic... but there are lots of volcanic remnants when you come down off the range onto South Park.)
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Don't know if you missed it; bit it was Minus 12F and it was minus 16F this morning; too cold for this oldie! :shock: :lol2:
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Re: Weather- volcanoes- earthquakes

Post by Chris Peterson » Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:28 am

orin stepanek wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:05 am
Chris Peterson wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:58 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:17 pm


I know; that cold makes you want to spend a lot of time indoors! It was -16F this morning and I had to put the charger on the car! We are supposed to get +12F today so that will help! You know? A volcano would heat things up a little, but I still don't want one! :mrgreen:
12°F. Perfect snowshoeing weather, especially when things get steep up above treeline!

(Just up the road in the Mosquito Range. Uplifted granite about 65 million years old. Not volcanic... but there are lots of volcanic remnants when you come down off the range onto South Park.)
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Don't know if you missed it; bit it was Minus 12F and it was minus 16F this morning; too cold for this oldie! :shock: :lol2:
I was looking at your balmy +12° high.
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Re: Weather- volcanoes- earthquakes

Post by Ann » Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:52 am

Well, we didn't get a snowstorm last night. That's a relief, but it is also bad, because February has been almost bone dry.

I'm reminded of a Swedish poem from 1642, Klage-Wijsa Öfwer Thenna torra och kalla Wååhr (A Lament Over This Dry and Cold Spring) by Lars Wivallius. The poem was written in the Swedish equivalent of Shakespeare's English. I can't resist translating one of the stanzas for you:


Giff glädie och tröst/ lät Lärkian ey döö/
Lät lefwa Sommarens Swaala.
Hugswala hwart Bröst på Sweriges Öö/
Som nu mon sorgeligt taala.
Giff Sommar/ giff Blommer/
Giff gott grönt Höö/
Lät Gööken roopa och gaala.
Give us joy and solace/Let the Lark not die/
Let live the Swallow of Summer.
Comfort each Breast on Sweden's Isle/
Which now may speak so sadly.
Give Summer/ give Flowers/
Give good green Hay/
Let the Cuckoo call out and crow.


I have to agree with Lars Wivallius, I hate snow, but we do need moisture! And warmer weather too, please.


By the way, poor Lars Wivallius. The 17th century was "the little Ice Age" in Europe. I hope most people got something to eat in 1642 and the following winter, but I'm sure some people must have died of starvation back then.

The painting by Dutch painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder was made almost 80 years before Lars Wivallius wrote his poem, but I think the weather was cold in much of the 16th century, too. Anyway, I recognize the kind of weather depicted in the painting and the kind of daylight that accompanies it.

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Re: Weather- volcanoes- earthquakes

Post by orin stepanek » Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:19 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:28 am

I was looking at your balmy +12° high.

8-) :D That we should repeat today; and that's the best predictions for the rest of the week! My Dad ( was a farmer ) said that it was good for the soil! I don't mind! Hope we get a mild Summer though!
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