Hello, I’m sure some of you know that a few months ago that I started a new volcano Bulletin: the Bulletin of World Volcanism.
It started earlier this year. As most of us know, quite a bit of our discussion on this blog is about new volcanic eruptions (like El Hierro and Etna). Most people look to the Smithsonian/USGS compilation of Weekly reports, which are (as we all know) very good.
I used to rely heavily on these reports to hear about the recent rumblings in the volcano world.
I then discovered Eruption’s blog (which was then on Big Think).
Then in May 2012, one commenter on Eruptions blog (can’t remember who) spotted a plume from the South Sandwich Islands, near Antarctica. NASA posted the photos online and Erik made a post about it, showing that it was from Zavodovski, a volcano that had not erupted since 1819.
In the meantime I was looking forward to the Weekly report (to see how high the plume was and how far it had drifted). But it never appeared, as the weeks went by it became apparent that the Global Volcanism Program had missed it altogether.
Starting the Bulletin
I then started to think if I could make a better version of the Weekly Reports by reporting activity that somehow might have gone missing. So in June 2012, the first issue of the Bulletin was released.
More recently, I’ve just released Issue 3 of the Bulletin and the Bulletin’s official website went live at the beginning of the month: www.volcansimbulletin.org
The main feature is, of course the Monthly activity report. It contains information from all sorts of sources. The 3 main sources I use are Volcano Discovery.com, Activolcans.info (French) and the Weekly Reports from the Smithsonian.
Most of the reports for continuing activity is from the Weekly reports, as I feel that they are very complete and don’t need to be excluded. So each of the reports is condensed into one section.
Each of the sources is listed at the end of the volcano reports, along with an Acronyms and Abbreviations section.
The New Insight’s section: Short notes on discoveries about volcanoes.
Competition of the Month (Guess the Volcano): a Competition to test your knowledge about volcanoes.
Volcano Analysis: Contains a couple of pages about a single volcano showing morphology, eruptions and other with listed references.
Other sections may be alternated including Book Review’s and Interviews.
How to Order
Ordering is simple. Send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org and insert ‘Obtain Bulletin’ and each month’s special code (this months: JAR476) into the Title Box.
And unlike any other Volcano Journal’s its FREE OF CHARGE.
The new website is up as I have mentioned above. Which also explains how to order the Bulletin.
It has a section that shows the Volcanic Eruptions around the world that are happening right now. An ‘other publications’ section in which you can order other doc’s that I have made (also free).
Plus a useful link’s section to all major websites, volcano related.
I also have a blog in which I may post volcanic rumbling around the world.
The Bulletin is still small at the moment but I hope you enjoy the read as much as I enjoy writing it J