31 October 2014. 02:48 and “instability”

Volcanoes Today, 30 Oct 2014: Stromboli volcano, Popocatépetl, Bardarbunga, Turrialba, Kilauea, Santiaguito, Fuego, Shiveluch

Stromboli effusive eruption started on 7 August seems to be ending:

Bardarbunga lava effusion rates continue. There are no signs of the eruption ending soon.

Shiveluch Ash plume reported last evening rising to 30,000 ft extending east (likely associated with a pyroclastic flow.)

Kilauea the Pahoa resident whose house is immediately in threat has constructed a 5m/15ft earth barrier to attempt to divert the lava around his house. The lava has reached the barrier and began spreading around it.

Popocatépetl activity unchanged. Occasional explosions produce ash plumes that rise 1-2 km above the volcano.

Santiaguito Viscous lava flow on the eastern side advances slowly.

Fuego Stable over the past weeks. Mild to moderate strombolian explosions continue.

Turrialba A large explosion occurred at 23:40 local time, the eruption lasted about 45 minutes accompanied by strong seismic activity.

http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html

When you get an insight into what is going on you are immediately struck with wonder at it all. Then when the signs of the same thing happening again occur you can’t wait to publish it. Then some petty flouncer comes along to make it his business to rain on your parade as if you had been inciting the hoi-palloi to insurrection. As if anyone in the real world would be interested in what fireworks god has arranged in display at any inconvenient time.

And then you find yourself in the business of firing off warnings. And the excitement dampens down to a background fear about getting things correct. Eventually it becomes a worry because things don’t always go the way you expect them to.

It’s nice when it does but that is about all you get for the worry. What is it about people where they get to think the Internet was designed just so they could insult people with equanimity?  (Not that I am an innocent party. (Far from it.))

If I was getting paid for the effort, as long as the quality was up to a standard worthy of my hire, I could learn to hold my tongue when the scum come out to throw stones. I might even have a reputation for being polite by now.
Good old mercenary clauses. If it wasn’t for the expectation of remuneration the USSR would have become a model to the George Pullmans and the Grover Clevelands of the world.

To Business:
I am using these charts for the North Atlantic now and am about to change my operating system to Linux Mint. (If it isn’t one headache, it’s another.)

31 October 2014.ASXX

We still have a cyclone harmonic in the North Atlantic pierced by that arrow-like frontal system that still signals volcanic activity -as far as I know.

What it might be doing meantime is changing it’s identity to that of significant seismic convergence. But for the bulk of the next 120 hours it looks more like the intestines of a planet are hanging on the west coast of Europe. There might be some winds in the USA with that cyclone entering the North Atlantic later in the week.

31 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip

There really is very little on the BoM charts to show that tropical storms should be building as they are. But things change incrementally to show that what is running now is about to become very heavy weather. A dark mass on the Greenwich Meridian produces convergence with a large system at 90 East.

More of those “bunts” perhaps but they also denote some sort of volcanic activity. That is another presumption one has to beware of. You can get stuck in a misapprehension when you think you know something. Then you spend a few months believing firmly in something that is suddenly decidedly not so.

And the revelation of that can be depressing.
All for a pittance.
And no thank you.

19 to 26 October 2014.OPC_PAC

I am of the opinion that when a cyclonic system moves in a direction counter to the expected (rather as that of the one mentioned on the Greenwich meridian -see the cyclonic systems in the Gulf of Alaska, in the animation above) we are to have a continuous volcanic eruption of note. I am also of the opinion that such systems tend to get run over by passing cyclones when they do that.

That passing cyclone in its turn breeding another harmonic for yet more volcanic eruptions (elsewhere.)

It would be really nice if I could learn to locate likely trouble spots. They seldom prove to be the longitudes -such longitudes serving merely to hose other harmonic cyclones as for example the North Atlantic so called Icelandic Low.
With earthquakes, I believe they can be located by the compression at the edges of the harmonics.

The compression in the Antarctic cyclones however are a difficult nut because of the distances and locations of the Anticyclones at which compression takes place. Antarctic Anticyclones are commonly known as geography.

I have had to use a different computer to access the NA-EFS, hence the delay at first I thought it looked as I had said: More volcanic stuff. But I see now that there may even be a chance of a large earthquake. Three in a row for tomorrow morning, then on the 2nd November 2014, there is a slight change, a mere weakening of the signal.

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I don’t know what to make of things on the 3rd; on the 4th there is a strong volcanic signal again. I will let you decide for yourselves. You have all had some experience in the patient art. Maybe it’s the reason things are in a state of flux with the first BoM chart and that cyclonic system on the Greenwich Meridian. Well, we’ll soon see. From now to Sunday evening, as usual.

A post from 5 November:

On Wednesday, 5 November 2014 14:49:17 UTC, Weatherlawyer  wrote:
> Something large and nasty heading from ) to 40 degrees East over the next few days. Friday or Saturday we could have a nasty earthquake series. Maybe not a mag 7 but some large medium magnitude stuff and then it runs around to another volcano builder at about 90 degrees East.
>
> All on the BoM charts.
>
> Sadly I burned all my files last night by treading on the USB I was saving them with. Pity that.
>
> It looks like Windows are saving them for me so I will have to take back everything  have been saying about the Cartel from Hell. When I get myself sorted I will bounce back large as life and just as ugly.

I will have to stop all my hate-speak of Windows as it rescued my drive with 80 GB of files.

Low energy earthquakes at the moment since the one medium magnitude a day or so back. And most of the seismic background in Iceland and Japan. Reminds me of the October November before the Fukushima quake. Or do I mean the super-quake before that one?

I’m pretty sure there was one hell of a list of quakes about 12 degrees south of that epic centre for a couple or three months prior to that super-quake.

2014/11/05

4.5 Mb HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHAN
4.9 Mb SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA
4.4 M Greece
4.9 Mb HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
4.8 Mb NORTH INDIAN OCEAN
4.8 Mb GUAM REGION
4.6 Mb NEVADA
4.6 Mb NEAR N COAST OF NEW GUINE

2014/11/04

4.7 Mb ICELAND
4.4 ML OFFSHORE TARAPACA, CHILE
4.6 Mb ICELAND
4.3 Mb ICELAND
5.3 Mb KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION
4.9 Mb VOLCANO ISLANDS, JAPAN RE
4.9 Mb SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RID
4.9 Mb JAN MAYEN ISLAND REGION
4.9 ML OFFSHORE LOS LAGOS, CHILE
5.1 Mb MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDON
4.7 Mb FIJI REGION

2014/11/03

4 M Romania
5.1 Mb MID-INDIAN RIDGE
4.5 Mb Iran-Iraq border region
4.7 ML JUJUY, ARGENTINA
4.7 Mb BANDA SEA
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5 Mb MADEIRA ISLANDS, PORTUGAL
4.7 Mb HOKKAIDO, JAPAN REGION
4.9 Mb OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU,

2014/11/02

4.4 Mb MOLUCCA SEA
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5.2 Mb ZAMBIA
5.2 Mb BALLENY ISLANDS REGION
5.2 Mb ICELAND
4.7 Mb BANDA SEA
4.9 Mb SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONES
4.6 Mb NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA RE
4.3 Mb ICELAND
4.6 Mb Near east coast of Hons
4.8 Mb BONIN ISLANDS, JAPAN REGI
4.2 Mb OFFSHORE ATACAMA, CHILE
4.6 Mb NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA RE

2014/11/01

5.4 Mb SOLOMON ISLANDS
7.1 M Fiji Islands region
4.1 Mb ICELAND
4 M Iceland
4.4 Mb OFFSHORE GUATEMALA
4.7 Mb EAST OF KURIL ISLANDS
6 M Easter Island region

http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html

Volcanoes Today, 5 Nov 2014: Popocatépetl volcano, Kilauea, Piton de la Fournaise, Sinabung, Sakurajima, Copahue
Wednesday Nov 05, 2014 09:00 AM |
Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung’s western flank on 3 Nov
Pyroclastic flow on Sinabung’s western flank on 3 Nov
Updated map of the lava flow in Pahoa as of 3 Nov 2014 (no major changes until early 5 Nov))
Updated map of the lava flow in Pahoa as of 3 Nov 2014 (no major changes until early 5 Nov))
Webcam shot of glowing bombs ejected from Popocatépetl volcano this morning
Webcam shot of glowing bombs ejected from Popocatépetl volcano this morning
Ash emissions from Copahue 4 Nov 2014
Ash emissions from Copahue 4 Nov 2014
Seismic activity under La Réunion in 2014; the black dot represents the recent earthquakes under Piton de la Fournaise volcano (image: OVPF)
Seismic activity under La Réunion in 2014; the black dot represents the recent earthquakes under Piton de la Fournaise volcano (image: OVPF)
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): The volcano’s activity is currently elevated. At least 3 explosions yesterday produced ash plumes that rose to more than 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude.

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): Growth of the viscous lava dome and lava lobe on the southeastern flank continues. Several pyroclastic flows, mostly smaller ones, have occurred from time to time during the past days.
At least some of them seem now to affect the previously untouched western flank, perhaps as the result of the changed topography at the summit due to the accumulated lava.

Kilauea (Hawai’i): USGS staff from HVO measured the lava flow yesterday and reported that “the leading edge of the flow has not advanced since last Thursday, October 30, but the flow continued to inflate, and minor breakouts were scattered across the flow interior behind the flow front.
The most significant (although still minor) breakouts were occurring about 370 meters (405 yards) above Apaʻa Street on Tuesday afternoon.
… [read more]

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): The volcano’s activity remains essentially unchanged. A new lava dome is slowly growing in the inner summit crater and produces glow at night and occasional small explosions.
During the past 24 hours, activity has been a bit more intense. An explosion 20 minutes ago sent incandescent material to approx. 600 m distance outside the crater rim.
… [read more]

Copahue (Chile/Argentina): Light ash emissions occurred yesterday from the volcano. Glow continues to be visible from the crater at night.
SERNAGEOMIN keeps the volcano’s alert status unchanged at yellow.

Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion): There are signs that a new eruption could be on its way: an increasing number of shallow earthquakes has been registered under the volcano recently.
The volcano observatory (OVPF) and the prefecture raised the alert level to 1 (on a scale of 0-3), which includes some access restrictions to the enclos (the caldera of the volcano).

http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/volcanoes/today.html

Did I mention the stuff growing on the BoM chart.
And you already know now, how the circle of tropical storms works, don’t you?

Let me know if I missed anything.

5 November 2014.947_50   5 November 2014.ASXX 00 5 November 2014.ASXX 00b 5 November 2014.ASXX 00b 5 November 2014.ASXX 06 5 November 2014.FSXX 24 5 November 2014.FSXX 36 5 November 2014.FSXX 48 5 November 2014.FSXX 60 5 November 2014.FSXX 72 5 November 2014.FSXX 84 5 November 2014.FSXX 96 5 November 2014.FSXX 120

Compare the Great White Spot on these Hawaiian charts with the black cyclonic stuff on the BoM charts following:

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Note the way they mesh.

It’s called Tele-Connection.

5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.006 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.012 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.018 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.024 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.030 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.036 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.042 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.048 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.054 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.060 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.066 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.072 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.078 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.084 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.090 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.096 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.102 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.108 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.114 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.120 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.126 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.132 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.138 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.144 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.150 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.156 5 November 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.162

The various practitioners of the earth sciences would have you believe that these black arts are entirely separate and never the twain shall meet. Well, when they can explain the Millennium puzzle that besets their understanding of fluid mechanics, I might consider reasoning with them. Until then, I reserve the right to consider them dolts.

5 November 2014.image01     5 November 2014.image06 5 November 2014.rb1

Just a small sample of the charts I collect. When I get organised I will post the lot and let them lapse every few weeks, because the copyrights belong to:

http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/Loops/?select1=Unified%20Surface%20Analysis&select2=UA_Entire&select3=3&select4=normal&select6=Script

http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/viewer/index.shtml?type=mslp-precip&tz=UTC&area=SH&model=G&chartSubmit=Refresh+View

http://www.weathercharts.org/ukmomslp.htm (and The UK MetOffice.)

http://mkwc.ifa.hawaii.edu/models/index.cgi?model=gfs

http://weather.gc.ca/ensemble/naefs/cartes_e.html

It will be a while before I get things sorted with the new set-up. So no NA-EFS for a while. Pity that, looks like something big is building.

As a bonus though, I am working on the PDF of the Ezekiel S. Wiggins’ Storm Herald of 1883. That should be good. If you have ever heard of Piers Corby or Irving Krick (the man who made the Met Office OK D-Day) this is probably how the Magic Practising Priests of Babylon and Persia did it.

The man who wasn’t famous for not forecasting the eruption of Krakatoa.

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The Weather Charts

25 October 2014.Midnight

This is an example of the North Atlantic chart issued daily or twice daily by Britain’s Meteorological Office. Pretty is it not?

But unfortunately due to recent improvements I am now going to be getting them from Switzerland.

This is an example of the same thing from there:

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Not quite so pretty but it is a forecast for the time of issue plus 132 hours. The present ones from the MetOffice only go up to 84 and you have to wait until they are over 7 hours out of date before you can see them.

The recent changes at Exitdoor make them difficult to store and the present format is .gif when they used to be .jpg. You can find out which is superior without my help.

Here are the rest of  the day’s output from Westwind:

http://www.westwind.ch/?link=ukmb,http://www2.wetter3.de/Fax/,.gif,bracknell+00,bracknell+24,bracknell+36,bracknell+48,bracknell+60,bracknell+72,bracknell+84,bracknell+96,bracknell+108,bracknell+120,bracknell+132

 bracknell+00bracknell+24 bracknell+36 bracknell+48 bracknell+60 bracknell+72 bracknell+84 bracknell+96 bracknell+108 bracknell+120 bracknell+132

Oh!

Look, nearly missed the Volcano warning. Talk about clear as a bell!

On the T96 drawing.

It was a pity I chose to leave the clutches of the Met Office when I did. They were a law unto themselves with no explanation or apology but at least they know what day it is. The Swizz/German site I have lighted on slips in a couple of charts from any old when -on a regular basis.

I can only hope what I am looking at is honest.

Funny old world, isn’t it?

Why do they do that, I wonder.

Why do journalists do this:

So, remember that volcano in Iceland? It’s still erupting like crazy
Mashable-11 hours ago
Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano has now emitted the most lava of any volcano in
that geologically active country since at least 1947, and …

Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is about to engulf a nearby town
Vox-27 Oct 2014
The lava is coming from the Kilauea volcano, which has been erupting more or
less continuously since 1983. In recent years, those eruptions …

Hawaii volcano lava flow threatens Big Island town, evacuation …

WJLA-27 Oct 2014
Explore in depth (2,204 more articles)
Japan could be destroyed within 100 years in volcanic eruption …

Daily Mail-25 Oct 2014
Japan could be wiped off the face of the earth by a massive volcanic eruption
some time in the next century killing almost all of its 127million …

Major Volcanic Eruption Could Make Japan ‘Extinct,’ Study Warns
Wall Street Journal (blog)-22 Oct 2014
Explore in depth (56 more articles)
Enormous volcanic eruption could destroy Japan within 100yrs – study
RT-24 Oct 2014
About 95 percent of Japan’s population is at risk of being devastated by a major
volcanic eruption, which could happen “at any moment” within …

Massive volcanic eruption might wipe out Japan in 100 years: Study
Tech Times-22 hours ago
Scientists suggest there is one percent chance that a massive volcanic eruption
could destroy majority of Japan in the next 100 years.
Japan ‘extinct’? Huge volcanic eruption could wipe out country
Metro-27 Oct 2014
Explore in depth (28 more articles)
Recent volcanic eruptions on the moon
Science AAAS-12 Oct 2014
The smooth pancake terrain in Sosigenes, a tub-shaped lunar depression, is
thought to be the result of volcanic eruptions just 18 million years …

Recent Violent Volcanic Eruptions Found on Mercury –Clues to …

The Daily Galaxy (blog)-13 Oct 2014
Explore in depth (135 more articles)

The above was from a recent news search for Volcanic Eruptions. Why do they work the situation and how do they get the websites loaded with such stuff?

Just because a journalist writes claptrap like that we have to all end up on the front page where it belongs?

At the beginning of this spell there were very few eruptions. Since then a little has happened but nothing extra-ordinary. Of course it might -but it hasn’t. So we have to read about what could be, for our entertainment. What exactly are you being taught that could not be just as easily inculcated in the frames of the most gormless people you can imagine?

The Ice Breaks 26 October 2014

I shall name this period Semiramis because it is such a poetic name for a folk-tale.

I noticed a few days ago that something odd was on the Australasian charts. Although I knew this was likely to be a spell where volcanoes would prove to be active, I had no real idea what the things were telling me.

But…

On the occasion I first saw something like this, I was talking to an engineer from a technical college in Venezuela. And as soon as I realised what I was looking at it reminded me of her. I think that it always will. Now, I always liked her name and since I am engaged to her sister I thought it might please her to have the phenomenon named in her honour.

Does an occasion like this deserve -or even need, a name?

I believe so but I shall leave that decision to my myriads. What, after all, is the name for the Arctic Thaw?

I don’t believe that it has one but surely, if there is one striking occasion that humanity might take annual note of, it is the thaw that takes place all along the shores of the Antarctica. The whole continent lacks celebration and legend. What should the season be called?

And what more striking phenomena could there be?

And what name more pretty and apt?

Winter?

Really!?

The most interesting individual continent on Earth should be given a second-hand name?

Winter isn’t even the right time for it. It is Autumn or rather Spring!

Or, rather… It is Semiramis; Antarctica’s time of plenty.

This is what it looks like:

26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.006 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.012 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.018 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.024 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.030 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.036 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.042 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.048 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.054 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.060 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.066 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.072 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.078 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.084 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.090 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.096 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.102 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.108 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.114 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.120 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.126 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.132 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.138 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.144 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.150 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.156 26 October 2014.IDY20001.mslp-precip.162

Now all you have to do is learn what it ~Doesn’t~ Look Like, so that you will recognise it instantly the next time you see it.

Now we need a name for the Antarctic Freeze. You have until September, who don’t you like?