Date: Tue Mar 10 16:23:45 2009 Back to Contents ------------------------------------------------------------------------

Author: Marc \ Zeke\" Kossover"

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

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John McPhee has a long article about this in his book, The Control of Nature. http://www.johnmcphee.com/controlofnature.htm

Marc "Zeke" Kossover



----- Original Message ----
> From: Erich Burton
> To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 10:47:32 AM
> Subject: [tap-l] 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:
>
> http://boffo.livejournal.com/820870.html
>
> 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
>
> ____________________________________
> Erich Burton 3-2602 eburton@bu.edu
> Boston University Physics Department






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