Volcano

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Photo: Carlos Gutierrez Lightning bolts appear above and around the Chaiten volcano as seen from Chana, some 30 kms (19 miles) north of the volcano, as it began its first eruption in thousands of years, in southern Chile May 2, 2008. Cases of electrical storms breaking out directly above erupting volcanoes are well documented, although scientists differ on what causes them. Picture taken May 2, 2008.

Photo: Carlos Gutierrez
Lightning bolts appear above and around the Chaiten volcano as seen from Chana, some 30 kms (19 miles) north of the volcano, as it began its first eruption in thousands of years, in southern Chile May 2, 2008. Cases of electrical storms breaking out directly above erupting volcanoes are well documented, although scientists differ on what causes them. Picture taken May 2, 2008.

Lightning Storm Generated by Chilean Volcano

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Reason number 71 why there has been no global warming for 17 years…volcanoes

Reason number 71 why there has been no global warming for 17 years…volcanoes…so says the NZ Herald this morning.

The ironic thing is that the only coverage our media have ever given to the pause is when some well paid eco-loon comes up with an explanation on why their models don’t work.

Looking for global warming is turning into where’s Wally.

The impact of volcanic eruptions on global warming could provide a new explanation for the so-called “pause” used by sceptics to deny climate change is happening, scientists have said.

According to a study in the US, models for predicting the rate at which temperatures around the world would rise from 1998 onwards did not take into consideration the measurable impact volcanoes can have.

Rather than contributing to global warming, eruptions release particles into the air that reflect sunlight – causing temperatures to drop.

Experts from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California said this phenomenon was not taken into account when predictions were made – offering an explanation for why the world seemed to stop heating up.? Read more »

Four Volcanos Erupt Independently on Kamchatka

Der Spiegel reports

Volcanic eruptions are hardly a rarity. It seems that a new one goes off every few weeks or so somewhere in the world. But a string of four volcanoes erupting in close proximity to one another is virtually unheard of.

That, though, is what has taken place in recent weeks on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s far east. Four different cones and mountains, all within 180 kilometers (110 miles) of each other, have been active simultaneously since late November. Given that volcano experts don’t believe that the four volcanoes are being fed from the same magma source, the parallel eruptions would seem to be the geological equivalent of winning the lottery.

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I want hot lava

? NZ Herald

Tongariro is erupting…as is White Island…this would be cool if it wasn’t do dreary…so far only annoying ash. What I want is red hot lava and massive explosions chucking lava bombs around…oh and the media to stop using photos of??Ngauruhoe?when talking about Tongariro. They seem to have corrected that this morning, but overnight and earlier they were?definitely?showing photos of?Ngauruhoe.

A huge ash cloud is covering the central North Island as Mt Tongariro erupts for the first time in more than a century.

Roads were closed, flights disrupted and nearby residents have been advised to stay indoors as ash and rock spews from the mountain.

The volcanic alert level for Mt Tongariro has risen from 1 to 2, while the aviation colour code has been raised to red.

The ash cloud is drifting east and has reportedly fallen as far east as Napier.

The eruption was reported to police just before midnight by a member of the public who reported seeing explosions on the northern face of the mountain.

The witness told police the eruption had created “a new hole in the side of the mountain”.

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