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2009-11-10 14:03:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- New Orleans artist Aron Belka is partnering with Kilimanjaro Education Foundation (KEF). Belka's original oil on canvas painting S3031273E is an abstract translation of a satellite image of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Depicted in yellows and oranges, the painting of Africa's most iconic image embodies the artist's feeling of hope for the region. Limited edition archival prints of the painting, each signed and numbered by the artist, will be available for sale....

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2009-11-04 12:25:14

Surface deformation of 4 active volcanoes captured on InSAR underscore possibility for human hazard, potential of geothermal resources A team from the University of Miami, University of El Paso and University of Rochester have employed Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) images compiled over a decade to study volcanic activity in the African Rift. The study, published in the November issue of Geology, studies the section of the rift in Kenya. "The Kenyan Rift volcanoes are part...

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2009-10-08 14:34:51

Plinian volcanic eruptions are notoriously destructive. These very powerful eruptions often occur after long periods of quiescence and are preceded by relatively short periods of seismic restiveness. Volcanoes that tend to show this kind of behavior include Mount Vesuvius in Italy, Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines and Mt. St. Helens in the USA. Professor Donald Dingwell of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich, together with Professor Jonathan Castro of the University of...

2009-10-02 01:01:01

Global warming is not melting away Mount Rainer in Washington state, even if a survey marker at the highest peak suggests it could be, officials say. The Seattle Times reports the aluminum marker pokes nearly 2 feet above the ice cap at the mountain's highest point, giving the appearance part of the ice has melted away. Not so, say experts. The marker, it turns out, was never under ice -- and it wasn't even erected at the summit, said surveyor Larry Signani, who has led teams that measured...

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2009-09-04 13:20:00

A U.S. travel Web site picked Scotland's Ben Nevis as the list-topper for the World's Top Five Climbable Mountains for Non-Climbers. VirtualTourist.com said Ben Nevis, Scotland's highest mountain, has a tourist side for low-level climbers and the ruins of an old observatory await those who reach the summit. The California Web site chose Mount Kinabalu in Southeast Asia as No. 2 on its list of easier climbs. I spoke to a couple a few years ago who did not just walk to the top themselves, but...

2009-07-26 20:21:22

Volcanic ash reached 23,000 feet above Petropavlovsk in Russia's Far East as the country's northernmost active volcano continued erupting, a geophysicist said. The Shiveluch volcano began erupting in December 2006 and hasn't stopped since. The 10,771-foot volcano is on the Kamchatka Peninsula. The local geophysics service registered more than 170 tremors in the area of the volcano between Saturday and Sunday, a spokesman told RIA Novosti. Some of (the tremors) were followed by powerful ash...

2009-07-16 15:18:00

NEW YORK, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Kilimanjaro Education Foundation (KEF) today announced that Jeff Durosko Communications (JDC), a Pittsburgh-based strategic communications and public relations firm, will provide pro bono services to the KEF. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/kef/39190/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090716/NY47818 ) Jeff Durosko, president of JDC, possesses extensive experience and insight in the field of public...

2009-07-13 23:01:00

LOS ANGELES, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Tibesti (www.tibesti.com) has launched a unique social network that provides users an opportunity to connect through special interests and passions while sharing, showcasing and selling their favorite products to like-minded individuals. The new site, launched today, enables users to feature and recommend their favorite products on their profile pages and earn up to 50 percent of the commission generated from each sale.* Reaching a diverse audience...

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2009-07-11 06:45:00

One of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines could be ready to erupt soon, experts at the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said on Friday. The institute changed its alert status on Friday for the Mayon mountain from "low-level unrest" to "moderate unrest", citing steam emissions and a ominous glow at the top of the 8,077-foot volcano in the Bicol region. The changed alert status only represents a transition from level 1 to 2 of its 5-level scale, but authorities are...

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2009-07-08 09:40:30

U.S. scientists said they have determined the eruption of Indonesia's Toba volcano about 74,000 years ago triggered a decade-long severe winter. Previous studies suggested the massive eruption produced a 1,000-year episode of ice sheet advance, as well as a volcanic winter, which most likely would have drastically reduced the human population at the time. To investigate additional mechanisms that might have enhanced and extended the effects of the Toba eruption, Rutgers University Professor...


Latest Stratovolcanoes Reference Libraries

Jabal al-Tair Island
2014-04-10 11:56:15

Jabal al-Tair Island, known by many other names including Tair Island and Jebel Teir, is a volcanic island that is located in the Red Sea and is under the jurisdiction of Yemen. It reaches an elevation of 801 feet and is about 1.9 miles in length. The island is comprised of Jabal al-Tair, a stratovolcano that was considered extinct in 1982, although it erupted in 2007. In 1900, the British Admiralty described the volcano as having a steep, conical shape, making it a good landmark for ships...

Askja
2014-04-09 16:13:20

Askja is an active stratovolcano that is located in the isolated central highlands in Iceland. It reaches an elevation of 4,974 feet and its name literally means caldera, or box, in the Icelandic language. The area can only be reached during a period of a few months and because it located in the rain shadow of the Vatnajökull glacier to the northeast, it only receives 17.7 inches of rain per year. One of Askja’s smaller craters holds a lake known as Öskjuvatn, which is often frozen over...

Volcán Tacaná
2014-04-09 11:04:28

Volcán Tacaná, also known as Volcán Tacina in Mexico, the Tacaná Volcano, or simply Tacaná, is an active stratovolcano that is located in the San Marcos Department of Guatemala and in the Cacahoatán and Unión Juárez Municipalities of Chiapas, a Mexican state. It reaches an elevation of 13,320 feet and is part of the Central America Volcanic Arc. It is one of many volcanoes in the Central American Core volcanic chain, which helps support diverse and sensitive ecosystems. Volcán...

Santa María Volcano
2014-04-09 10:58:40

Santa María Volcano is an active stratovolcano that is located in Guatemala and is part of the Sierra Madre, a string of volcanoes that stretches across the western side of Guatemala. The volcanoes in this string were formed by subduction activity, when the Cocos Plate moved under the Caribbean Plate. An eruption in 1902 produced a crater that now holds a lava dome known as Santiaguito, which was created during another eruption in 1922. These domes hold active vents and in 1929, part of the...

Mount Kerinci
2014-04-08 13:32:05

Mount Kerinci, known by many other names including Gunung Kerinci, Berapi Kurinci, and Peak of Indrapura, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Indonesia on the island of Sumatra. It reaches an elevation of 12,484 feet, making it the tallest volcano in Indonesia, and is located within Kerinci Seblat National Park. This volcano features fifteen lakes, the largest of which are Kerinci Lake and Gunung Tujuh Lake. The summit holds a deep crater that is sometimes slightly filled by a...

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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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