Tolbachik Flow

Ruminarian II – Tolbachik

Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t been doing a large number of plots. In part, this is because digging into a large set of data takes a bit of motivation and patience… and a bit-o-time. KarenZ, dfm, and chryphia have picked up the mantle on animated plots, and have each brought their…

Scaled Laki

The Dead Zone

Updated 13 Sep 2012, see end of article. In logic, an assumption is a proposition that is taken for granted, as if it were true based upon presupposition without preponderance of the facts. (Wikipedia) Back around May of this year, Carl asked me to do a series of simulations using KWare’s Heat3D, a program written…

Photograph by Skúli Thor Magnusson. Stunning view of the Veidivötn Lakes.

Activity in Iceland’s Dead Zone

The Dead Zone In the area going from Vatnajökull down to Torfajökull and Myrdalsjökull there is normally almost no seismic activity. This has given the area the not so scientific name of the Dead Zone. It contains the fissure swarms of Bárdarbunga, Grimsvötn and Katla. Grimsvötns fissure swarm is called Laki and Katlas is called…