Category Archives: Earth Sciences

Geology, Quakes, Volcanos, Weather, and any other Earth Sciences related topic. Gasses and gas chemistry, such as the CO2 cycle and acid oxides (NOx SOX).

Sinabung Bang! Bye Bye…

Sinabung has erupted. Folks saying it blew to top of the mountain off. By the numbers, it doesn’t look that big a deal to me. Have I missed something? Continue reading

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Japanese Supervolcano Has 2000 feet of Dome Lift

A supervolcano under the sea just south of the Japanese main island has lifted the sea bed 2000 or so feet. It is venting gas. This is “not good”. Continue reading

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Plumes or Impact Artifact Super-volcanoes?

I’ve always felt quietly disquieted by the idea that the goey stuff of the mantel just decides to make “plumes” all by it’s lonesome and then distributes them in an odd not-a-pattern all over the globe, while they sometimes go … Continue reading

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About That Glacial Melt & Salinity

“Glacial Melt” is reputed to change the salinity and overturning of the north Atlantic ocean; but just how big is the alternative influence of the Gulf Stream? Is it likely that glacial melt is significantly sized in comparison? Continue reading

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