The Volcano

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Right now, all we need is an explanation. When you are trying to work out a puzzle it is always nice to start with the answers. For then all you have to do is wonder why. With volcanoes you already know the answer is heat but the puzzle then is why and how.

Once you realise it can you know it eventually must.

You know that under every mountain range there has to be a river. At least one river, probably two, as without them you can not have a valley. So how does heat get into underground chambers?

Now try imagining a mountain range to be a chest of recycling materials. Like a set of lungs recharging a jaded blood stream, a mountain range breathes tides. The incremental rise of a mountain is not necessarily diurnal as are oceanic tides. Daily tides have been measured and it is assumed that all mountains keep a gentle daily rhythm.

But when the earth quakes, a cliff can rise out of the ground to the height of immense galleries whole strata at a time almost instantly. The  Anchorage, Alaska earthquake lasted approximately 4.5 minutes  and raised huge tracts of land several feet above sea level, at the same time dropping similar volumes down below sea level. This was back in 1964 and although there are many earthquakes in the region, such a thing has not recurred.

This is the tide on which mountain ranges operate.

If you regularly watch the lists of earthquakes as they are published, you soon build a picture of seismic co-tidal lines. (OK, I was asking god what happens but he doesn’t like keeping secrets – besides how do you stop angels shouting?)

What happens is that the rare tremors start out in the Weddell Sea and move along the various continental shelves, often following direct lines. As they move away from the huge Antarctic storms their magnitudes tend to increase so that those seismic waves that are focussed on the Fijian Triangle are relatively large and as they pass beyond that focii their magnitudes fall.

This is all in keeping with tropical storms which seem somehow to be able to limit the seismic activity.

But whilst tropical storms are a limiting factor with earthquakes, they are an appetiser, along with storms elsewhere, for volcanic activity. Somehow the increase in wet weather corresponds to an increase in volcanism. It is a pretty obvious factor and one has to wonder why the various agencies bother monitoring either storms or earthquakes if they need to employ such stooooooopid oiks to do so.

But then why go to the bother of warming all the ground based weather stations to falsify data documentation when you can just employ stupid politicians to ignore everything the experts tell them anyway. (That is after carefully selecting the experts and priming the News Media.)

It must cost a lot of money to lobby political clout; one would be a fool to misuse it. Democracy must be extremely expensive. Heigh ho, back to the dirt:

I am still puzzling on the processes that cause eruptions but it is pretty obvious that under pressure it would take very little heat to put sulphates, nitrates and carbonates into a difficult balance. As with matter in the four states of physics, magmas must be pretty abrupt in their reactions.

There are three states for matter on the surface, with (H2O)^n it is:

Ice > Water > Steam but in a superheated pressure cooker, water can become red hot and still be water. It’s chemical behaviour though, is neither that of water nor steam. Huge salt domes are created under mountains as sea water loses its ability to hold salt. And huge chambers are created to hold these domes when water gains the ability to dissolve quartz.

So now you get the picture of yin and yang floating about in that stuff. Eventually the dykes spring a leak as too many cookers boil the broth. Once superheated steam finds or creates a vent the pressure cooker blows.

On the other side of the coin however one appreciates that beneath our feet, earthquakes constantly turn huge boulders to dust so the process recreates itself in the spin that god spoke about in Genesis chapter one:

“We have ignition.”

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I am certain we are due for the next eruption imminently I am getting the impression from the North Atlantic chart:

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The broken warm fronts shown on the above chart are indications that a severe volcanic eruption has taken place. The warm fronts are left over from the  previous delta like the one present in the  “Low 967” focussed on Newfoundland in the same chart.

What happens is the cold front splits off from the warm front in the “occlusion” and crosses the continent. In the forecast above, this will be Europe. The warm front continues with the current, the Gulf Stream powering it as it moves into the Arctic.

Under the sheet of ice cloud that was released in the eruption however the warmth can not rise from the ocean surface and stays near it giving rise to an abundance of miniature pressure systems:

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3 March 2017.33 March 2017.43 March 2017.5At least one of which will make it to Greenland. Look up the number of earthquakes that took place up to the appearance of this Greenland High. You can easily learn to forecast tropical storms from the lengths of time between M < 5.5 earthquakes.

Every three hours is worth one F (force) on the Beaufort Scale. When the time lapse reaches Category 4 Hurricane strength, you will be looking at a large blocking High in the Mid Atlantic

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Normally when a spiral of warm fronts is presented, the indication is for an earthquake, generally the earthquake is a large one or at least of 6 > M. But if the accompanying tropical storm is a large one this dissipates as swarms of smaller scale.

This set up having the appearance of a twin blade aircraft propeller is unusual. It is caused by the presence of so many pressure centres. After pondering this situation for a few days I concluded it must mean a major eruption is pending. After watching out for a suitable site I concluded it is going to be Bogoslof in the Aleutians.

I may be wrong, especially as I am hoping, subjectively, to be correct about the refreezing of the Arctic Icepack this year. Along with the loss of heat from the planet caused in eruptions (taken to below freezing perhaps through the tropopause) volcanic ash is a cause for temperatures in the seas to drop.

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When the High reaches the tip of Greenland expect a 5.5M earthquake or larger to accompany its passing.

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What you can do is check with a search of the USGS archive if the chart is no longer current. You can also check on the Tornado Database for derechos when a delta reaches the coast of Europe and the cold front runs ashore3 March 2017.8

I don’t know how long the eruption of Bogoslof has been going on3 March 2017.9

Or if all this stuff is just a dire warning but I am beginning to think now, that there are no warm fronts without fire,

I leave it for you to judge.

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