Kiss Your Ash Goodbye: The Yellowstone Supervolcano, Part III, A Vulcanology Primer – By Stephanie Osborn

*Sorry, particularly to Stephanie, for being so late with this.  The morning went slightly sideways is all.  Nothing bad, just got distracted. – SAH* Kiss Your Ash Goodbye: The Yellowstone Supervolcano, Part III, A Vulcanology Primer – By Stephanie Osborn Excerpted from Kiss Your Ash Goodbye: The Yellowstone Supervolcano, © 2018 http://www.stephanie-osborn.com Images in this … Continue reading Kiss Your Ash Goodbye: The Yellowstone Supervolcano, Part III, A Vulcanology Primer – By Stephanie Osborn

Kiss Your Ash Goodbye: The Yellowstone Supervolcano, Part II, A Vulcanology Primer – By Stephanie Osborn

Kiss Your Ash Goodbye: The Yellowstone Supervolcano, Part II, A Vulcanology Primer – By Stephanie Osborn Excerpted from Kiss Your Ash Goodbye: The Yellowstone Supervolcano, © 2018 http://www.stephanie-osborn.com Images in this article are public domain unless otherwise noted. How many supervolcanoes are there in North America? There are ~170 active volcanos in the United States … Continue reading Kiss Your Ash Goodbye: The Yellowstone Supervolcano, Part II, A Vulcanology Primer – By Stephanie Osborn

Kiss Your Ash Goodbye: The Yellowstone Supervolcano, Part I, A Vulcanology Primer By Stephanie Osborn

Kiss Your Ash Goodbye: The Yellowstone Supervolcano, Part I, A Vulcanology Primer By Stephanie Osborn Excerpted from Kiss Your Ash Goodbye: The Yellowstone Supervolcano, © 2018 http://www.stephanie-osborn.com Images in this article are public domain unless otherwise noted. What is a supervolcano? “The term ‘supervolcano’ implies a volcanic center that has had an eruption of magnitude … Continue reading Kiss Your Ash Goodbye: The Yellowstone Supervolcano, Part I, A Vulcanology Primer By Stephanie Osborn

A Solar Activity Update- By Stephanie Osborn

A Solar Activity Update- By Stephanie Osborn http://www.stephanie-osborn.com My experience I did my graduate work in spotted variable stars at Vanderbilt University, so in the astronomical community I would be considered a variable star astronomer. Based on our experience, many variable star astronomers consider the Sun to be at least borderline variable, and I am … Continue reading A Solar Activity Update- By Stephanie Osborn

The Great American Eclipse from the centerline By Stephanie Osborn

[For those of us too broke or cheap — or yes — to have gone to totality to see the eclipse, Stephanie Osborn provides a lovely recap.] The Great American Eclipse from the centerline By Stephanie Osborn http://www.stephanie-osborn.com (All images in this article courtesy Dr. Robert R. Murphy, M.D. and Patricia Murphy, R.N.)   On … Continue reading The Great American Eclipse from the centerline By Stephanie Osborn

Rock and Roll: The New Madrid Fault System Part VII: Comparisons By Stephanie Osborn

Rock and Roll: The New Madrid Fault System Part VII: Comparisons By Stephanie Osborn Excerpted from Rock and Roll: The New Madrid Fault System, ©2017 By Stephanie Osborn http://www.stephanie-osborn.com Images in this article are public domain, unless otherwise specified. This whole collection of writings started off with an email exchange, months ago. Our illustrious hostess … Continue reading Rock and Roll: The New Madrid Fault System Part VII: Comparisons By Stephanie Osborn

Rock and Roll: The New Madrid Fault System Part VI: The Effects and Aftermath By Stephanie Osborn

Rock and Roll: The New Madrid Fault System Part VI: The Effects and Aftermath By Stephanie Osborn Excerpted from Rock and Roll: The New Madrid Fault System, ©2017 By Stephanie Osborn http://www.stephanie-osborn.com Images in this article are public domain, unless otherwise specified.   This whole collection of writings started off with an email exchange, months … Continue reading Rock and Roll: The New Madrid Fault System Part VI: The Effects and Aftermath By Stephanie Osborn

Rock and Roll: The New Madrid Fault System Part V: The Immediate Effects and Extent By Stephanie Osborn

NOTE – Not to detract from Stephanie Osborn’s great series, but I just came home to find out we’d lost Jerry Pournelle, great author, occasional commenter here, and a beloved friend.  I’d hoped to see him one more time in this world, but we’re not always given a choice.  I know I’ll see him again. … Continue reading Rock and Roll: The New Madrid Fault System Part V: The Immediate Effects and Extent By Stephanie Osborn

Rock and Roll: The New Madrid Fault System Part IV: Background Info to the Historic Quakes By Stephanie Osborn

Rock and Roll: The New Madrid Fault System Part IV: Background Info to the Historic Quakes By Stephanie Osborn Rock and Roll: The New Madrid Fault System Part IV: Background Info to the Historic Quakes Excerpted from Rock and Roll: The New Madrid Fault System, ©2017 By Stephanie Osborn http://www.stephanie-osborn.com Images in this article are … Continue reading Rock and Roll: The New Madrid Fault System Part IV: Background Info to the Historic Quakes By Stephanie Osborn

Rock and Roll: The New Madrid Fault System Part III: The Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale By Stephanie Osborn

Rock and Roll: The New Madrid Fault System Part III: The Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale By Stephanie Osborn   Rock and Roll: The New Madrid Fault System Part III: The Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale Excerpted from Rock and Roll: The New Madrid Fault System, ©2017 By Stephanie Osborn http://www.stephanie-osborn.com Images in this article are public … Continue reading Rock and Roll: The New Madrid Fault System Part III: The Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale By Stephanie Osborn