Novarupta & Yellowstone

Over at the HCL blog we’ve discussed Simon Winchester’s Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded and the rapid emergence of Anak Krakatoa, as well as a handful of interesting supplementary websites for those captivated by the great volcano’s destructive explosion 125 years ago yesterday.

Those intrigued by the topic may also be interested in’s recent description of Novarupta: The Most Powerful Volcanic Eruption of the Twentieth Century.

Also of interest is Yellowstone’s Ancient Supervolcano, today’s Science Daily report on recent scientific measurements of the temperature of the “Yellowstone hotspot”, the volcanic plume responsible for the famous geysers and hot springs of Yellowstone National Park, and for at least 142 huge eruptions over the last sixteen and a half million years. “The cataclysmic explosions — known as ‘caldera eruptions’ — typically generated 250 to 600 times as much volcanic ash as the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington State, and some were up to 2,500 times larger, covering as much as half the continental United States with inches to feet of volcanic ash.”


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