cw3 = calender week 3
Jamie found a gem: Hekla eruption 1947!
Erik Klemetti wrote an article on Tolbachik on his blog Eruptions! With some cool Nasa images and videos and an interactive image link!
This interactive link was also posted here by Renato. http://www.airpano.com/360Degree-VirtualTour.php?3D=Kamchatka-Volcano-Plosky-Tolbachik
He also pointed to an image link of a recent expedition to Cordon Caulle http://www.flickr.com/photos/27337835@N00/sets/72157632557249894/with/8392742313/
A screenshot from the webcam i took on Sunday so the volcano is still very activea. Cam link: http://www.qicknews.de/Webcams/Tolbachik.php Right when i was editing this post the plume was visible again.
The blog Volcano monitoring of the North Pacific has its last entry dated January 16th.
Bernard Duyck wrote an artcile on tectonic and seimic hazards in Iran: http://earth-of-fire.over-blog.com/pages/Iranians_volcanoes_1_tectonics_and_seismic_hazard-8513669.html
And because some people here noticed some unrest in El Hierro i checked Manfred Betzwieser´s Blog and he published this beautiful video!
But he is not reporting of any change in the situation! Earthquake Report states that there is no renewed activity just some degassing going on, which occurs on a regular basis, it is just a little bit stronger than before.
I was waiting for the results for Alas riddle but i could not completly figure out the winners. He said 1 Ding for Kilgarrah for finding saltation, and one for Diana. for the comment (Quote Diana) ” I got a picture here of a ventifact ……. and a link to all about it…here’s the site http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001282520700116X
…..and here is a nice brazil nut shaped ventifacted rock. Caused by wind abrasion.” Sherine had mentioned Dreikanter earlier. So please dear evil Alan tell me again who won how many points.
Ranking for NTV: Updated January 20th.
8 Sherine France
2 Bruce Stout
|1 Inge B
Riddle Name That Volcano #15 was published in Sheepy Dalek and 2 riddles.
No 1 – Visitors to this mountain, a special biodiversity hotspot, find several differing ecosystems.
No 2 – Ski region Canada ‘02. Golfing center Scotland ‘05. Seaside town Germany ‘07. ? ‘08.
No 3 – Archimedes, Pythagoras, Newton, Gauss …. & they have in common?
No 4 – Did the 14th century poet’s journey into hell come to a premature end here?
No 5 – Fiction tells of a dying man, his life of decadence & recognition of his failure as a writer.
No 6 – Evidence infers that until the late 1800s a global human record was held by its summit.
No 7 – First it was cut off & then, by way of the capital’s bridge, it was open to the public.
Answers Explanations Links and Points
Well done to all ‘solvers’
No 1 Pico Basile – Alison at 00.02 1 point
Anagram (diversity!) of ‘special bio’
Far larger than any mountain in the Eastern United States, the dormant volcano of Pico Basile towers over Malabo at 3011 m. Its virgin rainforest is home to hundreds of species of birds, mammals, reptiles and plants. Rising directly from the ocean, it offers visitors the chance to explore four different ecosystems.
No 2 Mount Usu – ukviggen at 18.25 1 point
G8 Summit locations: Kananaskis in Canada, Gleneagles in Scotland, and Heligendamm
in Germany. The 2008 G8 Summit was held near Mount Usu at Lake Toya, Japan.
No 3 Craters of the Moon – KarenZ at 20.05 1 point
Archimedes, Pythagoras, Newton and Gauss are all names of craters on the moon (as well as prominent mathematicians). Craters of the Moon, the largest lava field of the Snake River Plain, covers about 1600 sq km with more than 60 mappable lava flows erupted from eight fissure systems. About 25 cinder cones up to 250-m high formed primarily along a 45-km-long segment of the Great Rift, the principal 2-8 km wide fissure system that trends NW-SE through Craters of the Moon National Monument.
No 4 Mount Erebus – Alison at 17.14 1 point
Dante’s Inferno (Italian for “Hell”) is the first part of Dante Alighieri’s 14th-century epic poem Divine Comedy. It is an allegory telling of the journey of Dante through Hell. In 1992 the inside of Mount Erebus was explored by Dante 1, an eight legged tethered robotic explorer. Dante was designed to acquire gas samples from the magma lake inside the inner crater of Mount Erebus. Dante successfully scaled a significant portion of the crater before technical difficulties emerged and it lost all communication with the surface. Unfortunately, Dante had not yet reached the bottom of the crater and so no data of volcanic significance was recorded.
No 5 – Kilimanjaro – KarenZ at 12.46 1 point
The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Miller Hemingway. The story centers on the memories of a writer named Harry who is on safari in Africa He has developed an infected wound from a thorn puncture, and lies awaiting his slow death. This loss of physical capability causes him to look inside himself, at his memories of the past years, and how little he has actually accomplished in his writing.
No 6 – Llullaillaco – KarenZ at 18.15 1 point
It has been confirmed that Incas climbed Llullaillaco in the pre-Columbian period. Artifacts on the summit constitute the highest evidence of human presence worldwide before the late nineteenth century. In 1999 on Llullaillaco’s summit, an Argentine-Peruvian expedition co-directed by Johan Reinhard and Argentine archaeologist Constanza Ceruti found the perfectly preserved bodies of three Inca children, sacrificed approximately 500 years earlier.
No 7 – Traitor’s Head – Alison at 23.31 1 point
Upon London Bridge, following execution, the heads of traitors were stuck on spikes for all to see. National triumphs were marked by gorgeous processions over the water. The bridge was the focal point of the city and for all England.