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There have been a number of articles floating around the popular press for the last week that I thought I would touch on briefly … always fun to decipher the real news from the hype. Active fumaroles on Datun Mountain in Taipei. An article out of the Taipei Times suggests that the city of Taipei…

Monday Musings

Some brief notes before I dive headlong into the exciting world of faculty orientation! A small steam plume coming from Turrialba in Costa Rica. Photo taken in August 2007. There are some preliminary reports of the state of wildlife (and everything) around Kasatochi Island in the Aleutians from the US F&W and USGS team that…

Monday Musings

I knew that the minute I said I’d be back to a “regular” posting schedule that I would fail miserably, so maybe the less said, the better. Cerro Galan caldera in Argentina (taken from space). Thanks to all the readers who have been avidly discussing a number of fascinating topics over the weekend. I have…

Monday Musings

Does anyone else feel like this has been a rather quiet summer, volcano-wise? Maybe I’ve been too preoccupied by my move to Ohio, but I feel like beyond a few relatively minor events (Shiveluch comes to mind), the volcano news has been pretty slow compared to the spring of this year. Go figure. The sulfur…

Shiveluch volano in Russia. Just like last summer seemed like a busy time for the Aleutians (Cleveland, Okmok and Kasatochi), this summer could be dubbed the “summer of Kamchatka-Kurils” (alright, it isn’t that catchy, sorry). The biggest news was/is, of course, the sizeable eruption from Sarychev Peak in the Kuril Islands, but not to be…

Another tidbit from AGU…

I was chatting with a fellow from AVO and he called the simultaneous eruptions of Kasatochi, Cleveland and Okmok a “once in a millennia” event. So, enjoy it! He also mentioned that the Kasatochi eruption released the most sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere since the 1991 Pinatubo eruption … but we had an idea of…

Kasatochi now an island of ash

The eruption of Kasatochi was a bit of a surprise to volcanologists who study the Aleutians, to say the least. The volcano itself has been quiet for likely over 100 years, but with relatively little warning, the volcano erupted over the summer, blasting ash (and a large amount of sulfur dioxide) into the atmosphere. We…

Sulfur dioxide from Kasatochi

Sorry about the lack of update. Having no internet while moving will do that! I did see an email this morning that had some interesting information about the amount of sulfur dioxide emitted by Kasatochi (Alaska) during the current eruption (thanks to Simon Carn, UMBC): “The August 7-8 eruption of Kasatochi volcano (Aleutian Islands)produced a…

Details on the Kasatochi eruption

This article sums up a lot of the events that led up to the Kasatochi (Alaska) eruption last week from the point of view of the biologists on the island itself right before it erupted. There are some great descriptions of the whole island shaking for 10 minutes, and they also offer some exciting new…

Kasatochi from space

NASA posted a nice image of the ash plume from the current eruption at Kasatochi (Alaska) showing the brown/grey ash mixing with white clouds over the Pacific. Not much else to report on the eruption other than that AVO reported that seismicity remained low from August 10-12.