Sunday, October 14, 2012

HAWAII VOLCANOES


In the beginning of Hawaiian time... Madame Pele was born in a far-distant land at the edge of the sky. There she lived with her parents until she was grown up, when she married. After a time, and the bearing of children, her husband was “enticed away” by another. The deserted Madame Pele, being ‘much displeased and troubled in mind’ (a.k.a. pissed off),  on account of her husband’s indiscrepancy, went in search of him. First, Madame Pele searched the island of Kauai and travelled southeast, finally making her home in Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island. Apparently, though, in this story, she never really resolves the “huhu” she’d had with the husband. 


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Madame Pele's husband?
Mbah Marijan, the spiritual guardian of Mount Merapi, was found dead this week, buried under ash spewed from the volcano he served. His battle to tame one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes ended when he was buried by the mountain's thick ash. He was reportedly found dead in a prayer position in his house.



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The Birth of an Island
This is what a yacht crew noticed while traveling in the south Pacific. Check out this post and experience the same thrill and emotions as these guys did when they saw this amazing phenomenon.


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Kilauea, translated from Hawaiian means “spewing”, 
is considered one of the most active of active volcanoes


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A bunch more Volcano photos 

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Daredevil photographers brave boiling waters to 
capture the drama of searing-hot lava crashing 
into the seas off Hawaii

My crazy Hawaiian friends 
Cash  --  Rhino  --  Karan 
 Volcanoes 

Adventurers, Geoff McLay, Bradley Ambrose and Nathan Berg explore the inside of the volcano on the island of Ambrym Marum. The temperature in the crater is 1150 degrees and this photo session only lasted 40 minutes as a result of the intense heat.


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Lots of neat Hawaii stuff





5 comments:

KathyC said...

Lots of great photos...thanks for the look showing how the earth is formed. Very interesting to see creation in action. ;) ~ Blessings!

Anonymous said...

wicked hot post, dude! z

GOODSTUFF said...

Quiescent Outgassing of Mauna Loa Volcano 1958-1994

http://web.archive.org/web/19980114152259/http://mloserv.mlo.hawaii.gov/publish/steve/VolcCO2.htm

Mauna Loa Observatory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauna_Loa_Observatory

GOODSTUFF said...

great photos - http://www.buzzfeed.com/sbkasulke/just-a-reminder-lava-is-a-real-thing-and-it-will-mess-you-up

Chromodynamix said...

I used to supply the USGS guys at Mauna Loa with a calibrated SO2 electrochemical gas sensor with a 10 mV output. This was a really inexpensive way to measure SO2 at ppm levels without a bulky analyser, and one of the best indicators of increasing volcanic activity.
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/maunaloa/

http://www.citytech.com.cn/PDF-Datasheets/3mh.pdf