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(International Business Times)   In loving memory of Yellowstone Supervolcano. 2.1 million years BC - 2014. You destroyed Earth like no other. RIP   (ibtimes.co.uk) divider line 131
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2014-03-25 02:56:05 PM

EdNortonsTwin: Can a conservatard please explain how this now means we don't need to worry about greenhouse gas?


Certainly.

Jesus.

You're welcome.
 
2014-03-25 02:56:47 PM

Unoriginal_Username: JohnCarter: Could we sacrifice Beiber into the volcano so as to appease the vulcanic gods of the underworld?  Just to be sure?

That would almost guarantee an eruption. It would be viewed as an insult.


You're right. Let's just shoot him.
 
2014-03-25 02:59:08 PM

das: unlikely: whistleridge: gopher321: reported: Many researchers have hypothesised what would happen if Yellowstone was to erupt now, with scientists predicting it would send 2,000 more debris into the air than Mount Saint Helens did when it blew in 1980.

... and that's a lot of debris!

2000 what? 2000 trees? 2000 1977 Ford LTDs? 2000 Harry Trumans?

Rhode Islands. The unit of measure for large terrestrial comparisons is always Rhode Island.

Debris. It says it in the article. 2000 MORE DEBRIS than before.

Is that like a brazillion???


I just want to know if the singular is "debrum" or "debri"
 
2014-03-25 03:00:43 PM

INeedAName: Sin_City_Superhero: I thought it was "Jellystone".

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 399x300]

Looks like Escher drew that!


I'm glad I'm not the only one whose eyes went all @_@   upon beholding that oh-so-skillful rendering.
 
2014-03-25 03:06:17 PM

Wellon Dowd: So which way is the plate moving over the hot spot? Are Denver or Cheyenne next?


An essay I read by an actual geologist postulated that,

a. It's well to the north of Denver moving east. So Denver isn't on it's menu.
b. Probably done at this location based on the other calderas it's left behind. Each of them erupted a couple of times over a few million years. Yellowstone, is about the age where activity stops based on that.
c. The next potential location is under a thicker layer of crust that it probably can't punch through.
d. He'll be long dead and forgotten before anyone finds out if he's right.
 
2014-03-25 03:11:49 PM

DerAppie: We're talkung about debris, doesn't that usually get converted into New Jerseys?


That's only when comparing are. Volume is compared to swimming pools, Chrysler Buildings or Grand Canyons. For really big volumes you use subby's mom's hoo-ha.
 
2014-03-25 03:11:51 PM
RIP in peace, jernulizum.
 
2014-03-25 03:15:44 PM

MooseBayou: JoieD'Zen: Cyberluddite: Many researchers have hypothesised what would happen if Yellowstone was to erupt now, with scientists predicting it would send 2,000 more debris into the air than Mount Saint Helens did when it blew in 1980.

I wish the article would let us know exactly how many debris Mount St. Helens sent in the air in 1980, so we would have some basis for comparison.

ALOT!

I remember it blowing, I was in Portland at the time.

I was at the Johnston Observatory a few years back.  It's a sobering, amazing place.

I was completely awed by the size of the trees that are uniformly sheared off.  This landscape goes for miles:
[ec.pond5.com image 850x478]


Doesn't all that wood have value beyond just letting it lay there?
 
2014-03-25 03:29:48 PM

Pangea: MooseBayou: JoieD'Zen: Cyberluddite: Many researchers have hypothesised what would happen if Yellowstone was to erupt now, with scientists predicting it would send 2,000 more debris into the air than Mount Saint Helens did when it blew in 1980.

I wish the article would let us know exactly how many debris Mount St. Helens sent in the air in 1980, so we would have some basis for comparison.

ALOT!

I remember it blowing, I was in Portland at the time.

I was at the Johnston Observatory a few years back.  It's a sobering, amazing place.

I was completely awed by the size of the trees that are uniformly sheared off.  This landscape goes for miles:
[ec.pond5.com image 850x478]

Doesn't all that wood have value beyond just letting it lay there?


Answered above.  It's National Land.  But, don't they take timber from National Parks sometimes?  Or, do they have to sell it or lease it, like for oil drilling?
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2013/02/logging_prop os ed_near_crater_l.html
 
2014-03-25 03:37:24 PM
"You destroyed the Earth like no other."

Theia begs to differ:

www.nature.com
 
2014-03-25 03:46:34 PM

gopher321: reported: Many researchers have hypothesised what would happen if Yellowstone was to erupt now, with scientists predicting it would send 2,000 more debris into the air than Mount Saint Helens did when it blew in 1980.

... and that's a lot of debris!

2000 what? 2000 trees? 2000 1977 Ford LTDs? 2000 Harry Trumans?


2000 Thetans. The CoS is having difficulty recruiting new members. They need more Thetans.
 
2014-03-25 03:52:55 PM
Many researchers have hypothesised what would happen if Yellowstone was to erupt now, with scientists predicting it would send 2,000 more debris into the air than Mount Saint Helens did when it blew in 1980.

A new eruption would blow in 3980 debris.
 
2014-03-25 04:05:52 PM

MooseBayou: Pangea: MooseBayou: JoieD'Zen: Cyberluddite: Many researchers have hypothesised what would happen if Yellowstone was to erupt now, with scientists predicting it would send 2,000 more debris into the air than Mount Saint Helens did when it blew in 1980.

I wish the article would let us know exactly how many debris Mount St. Helens sent in the air in 1980, so we would have some basis for comparison.

ALOT!

I remember it blowing, I was in Portland at the time.

I was at the Johnston Observatory a few years back.  It's a sobering, amazing place.

I was completely awed by the size of the trees that are uniformly sheared off.  This landscape goes for miles:
[ec.pond5.com image 850x478]

Doesn't all that wood have value beyond just letting it lay there?

Answered above.  It's National Land.  But, don't they take timber from National Parks sometimes?  Or, do they have to sell it or lease it, like for oil drilling?
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2013/02/logging_prop os ed_near_crater_l.html


Seems like an enormous fire is virtually guaranteed if they wait long enough. Nothing can grow to consume the dead logs.
 
2014-03-25 04:08:57 PM

saturn badger: gopher321: reported: Many researchers have hypothesised what would happen if Yellowstone was to erupt now, with scientists predicting it would send 2,000 more debris into the air than Mount Saint Helens did when it blew in 1980.

... and that's a lot of debris!

2000 what? 2000 trees? 2000 1977 Ford LTDs? 2000 Harry Trumans?

2000 Thetans. The CoS is having difficulty recruiting new members. They need more Thetans.


Now I'm imagining a RTS religion vs religion game with resources drawn from the mythology of each. And Xenu bellowing through the speakers, "You require more thetans."
 
2014-03-25 04:20:27 PM

saturn badger: gopher321: reported: Many researchers have hypothesised what would happen if Yellowstone was to erupt now, with scientists predicting it would send 2,000 more debris into the air than Mount Saint Helens did when it blew in 1980.

... and that's a lot of debris!

2000 what? 2000 trees? 2000 1977 Ford LTDs? 2000 Harry Trumans?

2000 Thetans. The CoS is having difficulty recruiting new members. They need more Thetans.


Xenu has foretold this.  Debris-catching machines will be launched above the volcano just like last time.  Only this time, 2000 more thetans will be caught.
 
2014-03-25 04:21:49 PM

gopher321: reported: Many researchers have hypothesised what would happen if Yellowstone was to erupt now, with scientists predicting it would send 2,000 more debris into the air than Mount Saint Helens did when it blew in 1980.

... and that's a lot of debris!

2000 what? 2000 trees? 2000 1977 Ford LTDs? 2000 Harry Trumans?


2000 debris, which, of course, is 2000 times the amount of 1 debri.
 
2014-03-25 04:30:54 PM
Crzybtch

If you are actually curious about the difference between leaving the wood lay (as the government did) and harvesting and re-planting (as Weyerhaeuser did)  then please have a look at these websites.  There are positives to both methods.

 At the end of the day though, the timber company harvested the blow down and replanted because it was in their best economic interests,  The government did nothing because the several involved agencies could not agree on what to do, so they called it a national monument and hoped that the ecology of the region would kind of take care of itself, which it kind of has.

http://www.weyerhaeuser.com/Sustainability/People/Communities/Educat io nAndOutreach/MountStHelens/NewForest

http://www.fs.usda.gov/mountsthelens
 
2014-03-25 04:31:19 PM

crzybtch: So I realize that I am totally ignorant on the subject, but could we not be using all those trees for lumber rather than killing live trees?  Is the wood bad or what?


Most of those trees have a significant amount of rot in them by now.  They might be useful for a good campfire, but that is about it.
 
2014-03-25 04:39:30 PM

MooseBayou: Answered above.  It's National Land.  But, don't they take timber from National Parks sometimes?  Or, do they have to sell it or lease it, like for oil drilling?


That completely depends upon the type of land that it is sitting on.  National Forest, Wilderness areas, National Parks, National Monuments, National Wildlife areas all typically have different regulations.  Right now, much of the Mount St Helens area is managed as a National Monument where extraction of natural resources is not allowed.
 
2014-03-25 04:43:05 PM

Pangea: Seems like an enormous fire is virtually guaranteed if they wait long enough. Nothing can grow to consume the dead logs.


That area receives enough rain/snow that a large scale forest fire is unlikely.  This moisture also help fungus/bacteria grow and to accurate the rotting process.  It will be slow, but it will happen.
 
2014-03-25 05:09:35 PM

reported: Many researchers have hypothesised what would happen if Yellowstone was to erupt now, with scientists predicting it would send 2,000 more debris into the air than Mount Saint Helens did when it blew in 1980.

... and that's a lot of debris!


Guess again...

i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-25 05:31:52 PM
Imma let you finish Yellowstone Supervolcano , but the Siberian Traps produced the greatest volcanic cataclysm OF ALL TIME!
 
2014-03-25 05:37:33 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: Well, sh*t.  There goes my entry in the office End of The World Scenario pool.


Nope "However, the experts note this is not proof of Yellowstone's impending death. " This is another "OMGWTFBBQ!!!11 YELLOWSTONE IS DYING" headline, when the article actually says "Nope, not yet."
 
2014-03-25 05:43:11 PM
If memory serves me well, didn't Toba erupt about 70,000 years ago helping cause the last ice age?  So this tells me if we play our cards right, we can beat this global warming thing..  right?  right?  Hello, is any body out there???
 
2014-03-25 06:13:57 PM
Yeah, I've been wondering about that hot spot.  It's been way overdue for an eruption, but some geologic activity (like old faithful) has been slowing down over the years.  My theory is that the hotspot has moved on or its cooled to the point of becoming a non-eruptive risk.  That's just based on my observations of reported data.  I'm getting ready to do my volcanoes lesson for my earth science class so I think I'll use this article for a homework assignment.
 
2014-03-25 06:23:51 PM
If I'm not mistaken, modern science has not had an opportunity to study super-volcanoes prior to eruption.

Perhaps this is what they look like right before they blow their debris...

First, they lull you into false sense of security, see... then... KA-BLASTA!... Its all over. And that's how they getcha.... And you can tell, oh, its a clever one... Yes sir...  This one is playing the same game... It's gonna getcha!!!

(Sometime between tomorrow and 70,000 years form now.)
 
2014-03-25 07:25:16 PM
So if the Yellowstone supervolcano is dying, then what's going in with the huge plume of magma that extends into the crust that causes the whole thing in the first place?
 
2014-03-25 09:53:46 PM

Zeno-25: So if the Yellowstone supervolcano is dying, then what's going in with the huge plume of magma that extends into the crust that causes the whole thing in the first place?


It's like an abcess, the top dies so the infection can come out.
 
2014-03-25 09:53:47 PM
But they made a movie and everything..
 
2014-03-26 09:09:07 AM
Holy f*ck what a horrendously written article. Both from a writing and geologic perspective.
 
2014-03-26 09:37:04 AM

menschenfresser: That's too bad. Fargo needs to be boiled away in a lake of lava.


SOON
give it time
 
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