[Tagging] Active volcanoes
graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 27 04:57:39 UTC 2020
On Mon, 27 Jan 2020 at 00:33, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Good idea. So I did some digging. There are no scientifically-agreed
> definitions of the terms. It's more of a folksonomy that scientists
> use when talking to "folks." See
> (it's fairly representative of other definitions I've found). It's
> messy. There's a
> "it hasn't erupted in X years so it's dormant" definition in there, but
> like Yellowstone are excluded. Iceland's volcanoes are very
> interconnected. Etc.
> About the only characteristic I've seen so far upon which there is broad
> agreement (and is verifiable by ordinary mappers) is the presence of a lava
> lake (which many people probably think of when they see the term "active
> volcano"). That's mappable, in my opinion.
> If we can pin any other terms down more precisely, and show that
> scientists agree
> with those definitions, and scientific literature that meets a general
> consensus is available classifying volcanoes in those terms, then I'm all
> for it.
I saw reference to this site a little while back (ironically, the morning
of the White Island eruption in New Zealand :-()
So what do we say: 43 / 70 / 565 / 871 or 1428? :-)
Or possibly the 71 "Frequently Active" listed here?
As they say, it's hard to point at a volcano & say it's active or not!
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