16.7.08

July 16, 2008 - still too busy


To busy to take pictures, Im freakin' out man! Oh what have I gotten myself into? Well, only a few more days and its over right? Oh wait, after that its another 4 years! Good lord.... anyways, no time for Project 365 so here's a picture of some stuff Im working on. I was able to use the distance of blocks ejected from my volcano to determine their eruptive velocity which I was then able to use to determine the energy of the eruption. Turns out an individual explosion from Tabernacle Hill is probably on the order of 1 kT. Which is comparible to some of the earliest nuclear tests... This picture is from Operation Plumbbob in the Nevada Test Site from the 50's. They decided it would be cool to have an airship in the area to see what happens.

2 comments:

Paolaccio said...

So many of the details of nuclear tests strike me as like kids burning ants with magnifying glasses. "Let's tie up some cattle and see what they do!"

volcanogodless said...

Actually, I believe that series of tests 'Operation Plumbbob' also did alot of tests on pigs. They tied pigs at varying distances from ground zero and studied, well.... you know...