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Have we heard from him since the last storm? I hope he didn't wash out to sea.
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Storms, yes. I remember storms.

Not much else, though.

I've been out at sea most of my life, I'm afraid.

So, how's the volcano doing?
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grant wrote:So, how's the volcano doing?


damn rainy apparently.

Also, latest update from USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory:

October 21, 2004 10:45 am PDT (17:45 UTC)

Current status is Volcano Advisory (Alert Level 2); aviation color code ORANGE

Growth of the new lava dome inside the crater of Mount St. Helens continues. As long as this eruption is in progress, episodic changes in the level of activity can occur over days, weeks, or even months. Increase in the intensity of eruption could occur suddenly or with very little warning and may include explosive events that produce hazardous conditions within several miles of the volcano. Small lahars (volcanic debris flows) could suddenly descend the Toutle River valley if triggered by heavy rain or by interaction of hot rocks with snow or glacier ice. These lahars pose a negligible hazard below the Sediment Retention Structure (SRS), but could pose a hazard to people along the river channel upstream of the SRS. At this time of year, it is not unusual for rivers draining the volcano to contain high concentrations of sediment that turn the water murky.




Hey you were asking for it!!
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Grant has no time for tropical storms now, as he is worried about Vampire Can Mating Oven's stuff getting stolen.

Seen any vintage guitars lying about?

ps: giant squids are turning up everywhere, grant. i rely on you for this sort of news...
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Liz wrote: Small lahars (volcanic debris flows) could suddenly descend the Toutle River valley if triggered by heavy rain or by interaction of hot rocks with snow or glacier ice.

I love those geological words. Debris itself is a great word too. I even like murky water, because it involves sediment.
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Liesbeth wrote:I love those geological words. Debris itself is a great word too. I even like murky water, because it involves sediment.


Personally, I am all for "mudflow" (the word, not the thing).

... and today St. Helens is covered in snow - nice!

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yep, mudflow has a Dickensian feel to it.

my true favourite is pingo, even though I've never seen one, just some pingo ruins in the Dutch landschape (now this is teaching geography!)
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Pingo is a great word.

I hope we'll have more conversations like that in December, yes?......
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there will be no uncomfortable silences, we have geology
if only life was always this simple...
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That photograph is truly awesome, once one sits and really looks at it.
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