Monthly Archives: October 2009

Russell Fork Gorge

This past weekend I made a trip up to Kentucky to kayak the whitewater gorge section of the Russell Fork River. I’ve heard people refer to it as the Grand Canyon of the East, and it does not disappoint. Running … Continue reading

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Red-Hot Lava… I Think NOT!

When you think of lava oozing out of a volcano, you think of the brightness of the hot red liquid. In all the volcano movies, the red liquid burns through everything at an alarming rate. It has no limitation. It … Continue reading

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Week Wrap Up

Tomorrow we have another exam.  The main focus of this week was different kinds of rocks: metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary.  Our lab on monday was about trying to distinquish the difference between each and then identifying the different types of … Continue reading

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Supervolcano

The Seisa Valley Caldera is being called the Rosetta Stone of supervolcano’s. The reason for the supervolcano’s nickname is it has life changing information and data within it. This supervolcano was made from a massive and extemely violent eruption through … Continue reading

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How Fast Does Magma Rise?

The specific volcano they discuss in this article is Plinian, the history of this volcano is brought up and how it is a very violent volcano. These very powerful eruptions tend to occur after a long period of time which … Continue reading

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Types of Volcanoes and their Hazards

For better understanding of volcanoes, I want to write this blog about them so that I have full knowledge of the hazards, gases, viscosity, and types of volcanoes for the upcoming test. There are about 1,500 active volcanoes on Earth. About … Continue reading

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New Guinea Crater

     This past September, a team of scientists came upon an exciting geological and biological find. Located in Papua, New Guinea, a crater of about one kilometer in depth and three kilometers in width, was discovered. This crater, thought to … Continue reading

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