When Life Gives you Ash, Make Art

When Life Gives you Ash, Make Art

There are 1 comment on the Wall Street Journal story from Feb 18, 2014, titled When Life Gives you Ash, Make Art. In it, Wall Street Journal reports that:

A villager cleans ash from the roof of a damaged house in East Java on Feb. 17, days after Mount Kelud erupted, forcing at least 100,000 people to evacuate.

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“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#1 Feb 19, 2014
Nice extra add on.

Thus far from info already received: ash plume overshot top reached 27Km, anvil top of spreading plume was 19Km & finally the intracrater dome is not there any more (probably now the numerous large angular rocks reported to have rained down close to the volcano out of the plume.

the 0.15Km3 of ash is a further confirmation.


This one is interesting for another reason. The eruption hit the W. side of the asia pacific hot pool in conditions of climate mode#3. In this mode, the butterfly effect applies (even a fart in the right place & time can alter weather from its current state to a new state anywhere on Earth (except for the arctic vortices & also the rain shadow of the karakoram & not sure of the last).
As Kelut produced a bigger than average fart, the effect is likely to be a butterfly effect change in weather somewhere else. May largely be the reduction in influence of the asia pacific hot pool (involving the polar vortex being diverted S. over N. America). Weather is better in UK on other side of the pond already by the way, but this may have been the result of the loss of the bulk of the polar vortex cold pool into the Atlantic ocean the previous week.

Current news for kelut indicates (new webcam) steaming gently from the crater floor area behing the crater wall view barrier, & lots of smashed & browned vegetation on the upper slopes.

have a nice day: Ag

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