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…

Katmai close to a nova rupta?

Commenter Luisport brought this to my attention. Following close to the centnerian celebration of the Katmai and Novarupta large eruption on the june sixth 1912, the volcanoes in question seem to have a slight case of being hungover. As many of my readers know Novarupta was responsible for the largest eruption during the last 197 years.…

Monte Somma & Vesuvius

The World’s most ill-begotten real estate, Part II Monte Somma is an old volcano, activity started 400 000 years ago. Over the next 375 000 years a massive strato-volcano was built up at around the same location as todays Vesuvius. The main geological component is guarinite, an epitaxy of hiortdahlite, wöhlerite and låvenite. There is no known…

Bob – Why bother to stop erupting?

The volcanic vent affectionately known as Bob, a part of the Tanganasoga Volcano, south of El Hierro has resumed its eruption. Many people have declared it dead, Pevolca, IGN and Nemesio Perez has together declared the volcano dead more than 20 times. Declaring an active volcano to be dead seems like a rather futile endeavor.…