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Rosetta Stones

Adventures in the good science of rock-breaking.

The Cataclysm: "That Whole Mountain Range Had Just Exploded"

A few seconds after the beginning of the directed blast, life within roughly ten kilometers (6.2 miles) of Mount St. Helens within the blast zone was about to be extinguished. "Directed blasts," Rick Hoblitt, Dan Miller, and James Vallance wrote in their 1981 paper on the blast deposits, "typically devastate large areas.....

December 13, 2012 — Dana Hunter

Tuesday Tune: "Pompeii"

One of my regulars over at ETEV pointed me toward this gorgeous E.S. Posthumus song, "Pompeii." In light of a recent Rosetta Stones post, it made sense to listen to it.

December 11, 2012 — Dana Hunter

How Pompeii Perished

I see you jumping up-and-down with your hand in the air, saying "Ooo! I know this one!" I see you, too, over there groaning, "Doesn't every body know?" And I see you, glowering, wanting your Mount St...

November 27, 2012 — Dana Hunter

Learning the Language of Rivers III: The River Sings

I'll tell you the moment I realized I'm a raging ignoramus when it comes to rivers, and that I really needed to educate myself. It was when Lockwood and I were mooching about Avery Park.We'd just had a nice dabble down by the Marys River.Other rivers had compelled me with beauty, power, and drama, but those had been operas: you're so sated by the performance that you don't realize you didn't understand a bloody word...

November 21, 2012 — Dana Hunter

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