Magnetic Pole Shift May Close Airports

Magnetic Pole Shift May Close Airports

Permalink The recent changes at Tampa Bay International Airport regarding magnetic pole re-calibration and runway closure, chart alignment and runway number paint, could become a normal procedure for airports across the land. As an example nearby Peter O’Knight Airport is also scheduling similar changes at their facility. It’s no surprise to many people that the…

How Big are Volcano Magma Chambers?

How Big are Volcano Magma Chambers?

Permalink Remember that volcano that disrupted European air traffic for a few weeks during April, 2010? Have any idea how big its magma chamber would be if it were shaped like a sphere? Volcanoes are rated on a scale called the Volcanic Explosivity Index, or VEI. The VEI scale ranges from 1 to 8, and…

15 Interesting Facts about the Sun

15 Interesting Facts about the Sun

Permalink As interest heightens while we approach the next 11-year solar cycle maximum during 2012 – 2013, Interesting facts about the sun   The sun has three layers, Radiative Zone (innermost layer of nuclear fusion) Convective Zone (where the heat moves slowly from the inner layer to the surface) Photosphere (the layer that we can…

Polar Shift and Earthquakes Today

Polar Shift and Earthquakes Today

  The increase in the number of strong earthquakes today may be related to the phenomenon of polar shift, and are both byproducts of Earth’s turbulent and boiling liquid Iron outer core, roiling around a solid Iron inner core as hot as the Sun and spinning faster than the rotation of the planet itself. The…

End of the World 2012 and What To Believe

End of the World 2012 and What To Believe

Permalink I choose to look at the world ending 2012 hype from a scientific point of view as I search and read information on the subject. There are lots of differing explanations regarding the various galactic alignments and their significance. There are many religious viewpoints, predictions, and prophecies that are swirling around the topic, any…

Katla Eruption History

Katla Eruption History

The average time between Katla eruptions since 80 BC is 52 years. The Icelandic volcano has pretty much followed this average time between eruptions except for a few instances, one of which extended 190 years leading to the eruption of 1150. However there is some controversy regarding an eruption in the year 1000 (which would…

How Much BP Oil Has Spilled Day 58

How Much BP Oil Has Spilled Day 58

Permalink Updated oil leak estimate during Day 58  (16-June-2010) The US Government ‘Flow Rate Technical Group’, including James Riley, a professor of mechanical engineering at University of Washington, are now saying that recent high definition measurements have them believing that 35,000 to 60,000 barrels per day have been gushing since day 1. The new estimates…

Effects Of Volcanic Ash

Effects Of Volcanic Ash

Permalink A significant danger from volcanoes is the volcanic ash that can be ejected high into the atmosphere and cause severe local or regional damage, or even world wide longer term disruption. Luckily, the majority of current and recent volcanic activity has not resulted in severe damage beyond local vicinities. But there are lots of…

Volcano 101

Volcano 101

  Volcanoes What are volcanoes? How Are Volcanoes Formed? A volcano in eruption is one of the most dramatic, fascinating, terrorizing, and awesome displays of the destructive power of nature. A mountain that suddenly blows up into a mountain of fire, gases, rock and ash can change our lives in a hurry! Mantle The earths…