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Volcanoes Like To Scream Out Before They Blow Their Lids
2013-07-15 13:47:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists often detect a series of small earthquakes just before a volcanic eruption and a new study published in the Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research has shown that these tremors can happen in such a rapid succession -- that they create sound vibrations that rise in pitch until the volcano erupts. The study authors came to their conclusion by looking at the March 2009 eruption of Alaska's Redoubt Volcano, which was...

Alaskan Volcano Eruption On Saturday Forces Aviation Authorities To Divert Some Traffic
2013-05-06 08:26:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An Alaskan volcano roared to life on Saturday spewing a cloud of ash, steam and gas into the atmosphere, potentially disrupting a major air traffic route, according to scientists. The Cleveland Volcano, which sits at the western end of Chuginadak Island (part of the Aleutian Islands), erupted in at least three low-level explosions that were not severe enough to cause significant threats to air travel, but did force federal...

Volcanic Eruption Forecasting Improvements Needed
2013-04-30 05:24:43

[ Watch the Video: What is a Volcano? ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Recognizing well-established patterns of pre-eruption unrest in monitoring data is vital in volcanic eruption forecasting. To develop better monitoring procedures, however, understanding volcanic eruptions that deviate from these patterns is crucial as well. Diana Roman from the Carnegie Institution for Science led a research team that retrospectively documented and analyzed the period...

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2009-07-01 08:45:00

Alaska's Mount Redoubt has gradually slowed down in activity since the last eruption three months ago. The Alaska Volcano Observatory said on Tuesday that seismic activity has calmed down and the eruptions may have stopped. The observatory has dropped the alert levels for the areas around the mountain. Several eruptions starting in March interrupted air traffic and covered Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula and Wasilla with ash. Due to prior events, geologists felt that the eruptions would be...

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2009-04-03 16:55:00

"It's very fine but angular "“ the sharp edges make it feel gritty and abrasive.""It can cause short circuits and failure of electronic components ... and physical damage to equipment.""It's much more abrasive than sand....scratches anything that comes in contact....""...a real nuisance....stuck to everything "“ equipment, instruments,...likely to penetrate seals,....plugs bolt holes, fouls tools, ....."These quotes seem to all refer to the same annoying substances, but they...

2009-03-29 00:05:00

SEATTLE, March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines has suspended its remaining flights in and out of Anchorage for Saturday night after Mount Redoubt erupted again about 3:40 p.m.Alaska time and generated ash clouds that pose a significant risk to air travel. Shortly after the airline suspended flights, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport ceased all operations about 6 p.m.Alaska time because of volcanic ash falling in the area. Alaska Airlines will evaluate resuming service...

2009-03-27 20:34:00

Travelers advised to check status of flights at alaskaair.com or 800-ALASKAAIR; delays, cancellations still possible pending further volcanic activity SEATTLE, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines resumed flights in and out of Alaska this afternoon following the clearing of ash clouds from Mount Redoubt. Scheduled service will operate through Friday evening so long as ash clouds stay out of the area. However, flights to Nome and Kotzebue have been canceled due to the safety...

2009-03-27 15:47:00

Travelers advised to check status of flights at alaskaair.com or 800-ALASKAAIR; Delays, cancellations still possible pending further volcanic activity SEATTLE, March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines has resumed some flights in and out of Alaska following a volcanic eruption of Mount Redoubt at 8:40 a.m. today. Flights are operating on a limited basis pending favorable reports that ash clouds have moved out of the area. Travelers are advised to check the status of flights before...

2009-03-26 17:57:00

Travelers advised to check status of flights at alaskaair.com or 800-ALASKAAIR SEATTLE, March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines has suspended all flights into and out of Anchorage, Alaska, due to the mid-morning eruption of Mt. Redoubt. Weather reports indicate the ash clouds are moving north and near Anchorage, posing a significant risk to air travel. Flights will be suspended until daylight March 27, 2009. Travelers are advised to check the status of flights before leaving home...

2009-03-24 13:42:00

Travelers advised to check status of flights at alaskaair.com or 800-ALASKAAIR; Delays, cancellations still possible pending further volcanic activity SEATTLE, March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines will resume flights in and out of Alaska this morning following the clearing of ash clouds from Mt. Redoubt. Scheduled service to Bethel, Nome and Kotzebue, Alaska, will operate pending favorable reports that ash clouds have moved out of the area. Sixteen late-night and early...


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Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
2013-04-18 01:16:09

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is located in the southwestern portion of Alaska in the United States of America. The park holds 4,030,015 acres of land and water that was once inhabited by Native Americans, with the northern Athabaskans till residing there today. The first explore of European ancestry to visit the area was James Cook, a British Captain who visited the Cook Inlet in 1778. Americans began visiting the area in the 1890’s for trading purposes, by which time the once...

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  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
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This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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