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  1. #1
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    Default OT - Volcanic ASH in Driveway

    Off topic, but interesting. 7PM in South Anchorage, Alaska on 28 Mar 2009.

    The stuff is a bit finer than most beach sand that I have encountered, but very
    gritty and easy to blow around.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/3311236...7616086501714/

    Jerry in Anchorage

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    Here is the site for some great pictures and the latest updates for the volcanoes. http://www.avo.alaska.edu/activity/Redoubt.php

    Go to the Images of current activity at Redoubt for night shoots with lighting from the eruptions.
    glen, If your not on the edge, your wasting space

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    Default Redoubt

    I was in Anchorage on business the last time Redoubt blew a few years ago. That was when a Korean Air 747 flew into the ash cloud at night and lost all 4 engines. Pilot got them re-started at about 3000' above the Cook Inlet.

    I remember sitting at a window table at Simon & Seafort's, watching a steam and ash plume go straight up to about 30,000', then going perfectly horizontal when it hit the jet stream. Quite a sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeswelding View Post
    I was in Anchorage on business the last time Redoubt blew a few years ago. That was when a Korean Air 747 flew into the ash cloud at night and lost all 4 engines. Pilot got them re-started at about 3000' above the Cook Inlet.

    I remember sitting at a window table at Simon & Seafort's, watching a steam and ash plume go straight up to about 30,000', then going perfectly horizontal when it hit the jet stream. Quite a sight.
    Wasn't that Mt. Spur???

    When did it blow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FATFAB View Post
    Wasn't that Mt. Spur???

    When did it blow?
    Coulda been. Seems like about 15 years ago.

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    Default Nope, Redoubt

    http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs030-97/

    Dec 15 1989 northeast of Anchorage (KLM Airlines - Dutch). In addition to the engines, most of the occupied seats needed new cushions - poop in them, don't you know?????

    I have been flying for the Alaska Volcano Observatory since the 89-90 eruption of Redoubt. Did Mt Spurr in 92 & both of the recent events at Augustine. Now, I'm back on Redoubt again.

    Jerry in Anchorage
    Last edited by muskt; 03-29-2009 at 07:14 PM. Reason: Left out data

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    How gritty ?

    Scoop it up and use it for blasting abrasive...

    If you do nto have a cabinet then you must get one now.

    I mean God provided you all that blasting media for free he must mean for you to have a cabinet.

    Steven

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