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VolcanoWatch [19 June 2010]

Posted by feww on June 19, 2010

Manam Volcano Exhales a Faint Plume


Manam Volcano released a faint plume on June 16, 2010. Image  acquired by ALI on NASA’s EO-1 satellite. Located about 13 kilometers off the coast of mainland Papua New Guinea, the 1,807m high Manam forms a 10-km wide island and two summit craters. Source: NASA E/O.
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Summary of Weekly Volcanic Activity Report

[Source: SI/USGS]

New Activity/Unrest (9 June – 15 June 2010)


Map of Volcanoes. Background Map: University of Michigan. Designed and enhanced by Fire Earth Blog. Click image to enlarge.

Ongoing Activity:

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System 94L and Tropical Storm Blas – GOES-13 Image

Posted by feww on June 19, 2010

The War of the Storms May Have Begun

Tropical storm Blas and System 94L via GOES 13

GOES East 1 km Infrared Weather Satellite Image


Tropical storm Blas is seen in the lower LHC, and System 94L in the lower RHC. Source: NASA.


Near Real-Time Image by GOES 13


Visible Image centered at  16.79° N, 66.17° W (about 180 km south of San Juan, Puerto Rico).

Tropical Storm Celia (04E)

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Celia has just been formed  in the Pacific off the southern coast of Mexico and is expected to become a hurricane with the next 24 hours.

Location: Near 12.4N 98.0W AT 21:00UTC on June 19, 2010

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Tropical Storm Blas Roves in Eastern Pacific

Posted by feww on June 19, 2010

A ‘T’ Shy of a Blast, Tropical Storm Blas Headed for Open Waters


Tropical Storm Blas. IR/WV Diff. Source CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.


A natural-color satellite image of Blas acquired by MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite on June 17, 2010.


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CO2 forcing deadly changes in the oceans

Posted by feww on June 19, 2010

Rising GHG is choking the oceans, devastating marine ecosystems and destroying the food chain: Study

Quote of the Day:

“We are becoming increasingly certain that the world’s marine ecosystems are approaching tipping points. These tipping points are where change accelerates and causes unrelated impacts on other systems.” John F. Bruno, marine researcher at the University of North Carolina.

Related Links:

  • Oceans, Where Life Started, Are Dying – Part V : Hundreds of thousands of tons of surplus chemical weapons including large quantities of arsenic, cyanide, mustard gas, sarin gas and VX nerve gas are dumped off the US Atlantic coast as well as off other countries. [And a number of nuclear weapons are lying down there, too!]

  • Terrible Ocean Headlines : About one third of the world’s annual emissions of CO2 is absorbed by the surface of the oceans forming carbonic acid (ancient name acid of air or aerial acid), H2CO3, which is increasing the acidity of the oceans to as much as 7.7 pH in some areas off the California coast. [Pre-industrial (1700s) ocean pH: 8.179]

  • Human carbon emissions make oceans corrosive : ‘Carbon dioxide spewed by human activities has made ocean water so acidic that it is eating away at the shells and skeletons of starfish, coral, clams and other sea creatures …’

  • Dead Zones : Eutrophication—the overenrichment of water by nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus—has emerged as a leading water quality problem. This report identifies over 415 areas worldwide that are experiencing eutrophication symptoms, and there are significant information gaps in many regions. (Source: WRI)

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