The Road to Sinabung

We often have a tendency to believe that an eruption will come quickly after seeing an intrusion take place. Of course this is normally not the case, something that Sinabung has proven quite well. As the local Indonesian authorities are starting to issue warnings that Sinabung might be getting closer to a major eruption I…

The Silverpit crater

Crack patterns in ice and rock First a little warning to all volcanoholics: The only direct connection this post has to volcanoes, is the crack pattern of Katla’s cauldrons! In July 2011 geothermal heating caused local melting of Katla’s icecap. Internet soon brought aerial footage of the formation of circular depressions on the ice surface,…

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…