Date: Tue Mar 10 14:06:12 2009 Back to Contents ------------------------------------------------------------------------

Author: Erich Burton

Subject: garden hose vs. volcano (was: Climate Change...)


Scott Thomas writes:

: ... cooling down an errupting volcano by spraying it with my
: garden hose.

Funny you should say that -- just the other day I came across the
following link:

It's about how the Icelandic island of Heimaey saved their harbor
from being cut off by lava flows using (glorified) garden hoses.

The seawater pumping operation cost about $1.5 million back in
1973, and left behind about a quarter million tons of salt.


Erich Burton 3-2602
Boston University Physics Department

From Tue Mar 10 14:06:12 2009