(Witze, 2011). Glaciers of Greenland In 2009, an Ohio State glaciologist, Jason Box, anchored his ship near Petermann Glacier in the north-west quadrant of Greenland. With multiple cameras trained on the glacier, Box's hopes were to catch the ice mass in action as it "calved". The glacier remained solid and steady until August 4, 2010 when it lost a piece four times the size of Manhattan - after Box had already given up and departed his post. (Witze, 2011).
Scientific report on Laki eruption Laki volcano September marks the anniversary of the famed eruption in Iceland — one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history. It did have a profound impact on people living around the entire Northern Hemisphere for years afterwards by killing almost half of the world's population and almost all of Iceland's livestock. Map of Iceland Iceland sometimes referred to in full as the Republic of Iceland is a Nordic island country marking the juncture between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The country has a population of 321,857 and a total area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), which makes it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík, with the surrounding areas in the southwestern region of the country being home to two-thirds of the country's population.
Antipode 273, 1995, pp. 221-241 ISSN 0066 4812 LOS ANGELES AFTER THE STORM: THE DIALECTIC OF ORDINARY DISASTER Mike Davis" Once or twice each decade, Hawaii sends Los Angeles a big, wet kiss. Sweeping far south of its usual path, the westerly jetstream hijacks waterladen tropical air from the Hawaiian archipelago and hurls it toward the Southern California coast. This "Kona" storm system - dubbed the "Pineapple Express" by television weather reporters - often cames several cubic kilometers of water, or the equivalent of half of Los Angeles's annual precipitation. And when the billowing, dark turbulence of the storm-front collides with the high mountain wall surrounding the Los Angeles Basin, it sometimes produces rainfall of a
Archeological evidence suggests that by 1435 all or nearly all of the Vikings had disappeared from Greenland. What happened? How could a civilization last for more than 450 years and, then, suddenly disappear? The settlement story: According to Icelandic Sagas (oral or written histories) Eric the Red settled Greenland when he was banished from Iceland for killing several people. After exploring the island for three years Eric returned to Iceland calling his finding “Greenland” and boasting of its abundant resources: farmland, fresh water and animal life.
Those few who survived did so in dreadful conditions. In Island of the Lost, Joan Druett (2007) recounts the story of two parties who were shipwrecked in 1864 on opposite sides of the island, and it is a story of leadership and team work. The first, a party of five led by Captain Thomas Musgrave of England, behaved like Shackleton’s crew stranded in the Weddell Sea. Encouraged by Musgrave, the men banded together in a common quest for survival. Over a period of 20 months, using material salvaged from their ship, they built a cabin, found food, rotated cooking duties, nursed one another, made tools, tanned seal hides for shoes, built a bellows and a furnace, made bolts and nails, and then built a boat which they used to sail to safety.
To date, about fifty have traveled in groups of six to Chilean Patagonia- the company’s namesake- to spend three weeks digging out fence posts, rolling up wire, and removing nonnative plants from the area. The subject of these efforts has been the Estancia Valle Chacabuco. (Patagonia Environmentalism) Concervaćion Patagonia was founded in 2000 by the now former CEO of Patagonia Kristine Tompkins. The missions of Conservaćion Patagonia is too create national parks in Patagonia that save and restore wildlands and wildlife, inspire care for the natural world, and too generate healthy economic opportunities for local communities. This alliance of is the first of its kind that is dedicated specifically to Patagonia, working together with the national governments of
he aim of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition was to be the first to cross the Antarctic continent from one side to the other. McNish was apparently attracted by Shackleton's advertisement for the expedition (although there are doubts as to whether the advertisement ever appeared): MEN WANTED: FOR HAZARDOUS JOURNEY. SMALL WAGES, BITTER COLD, LONG MONTHS OF COMPLETE DARKNESS, CONSTANT DANGER, SAFE RETURN DOUBTFUL. HONOUR AND RECOGNITION IN CASE OF SUCCESS. SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON The crew have their hair cut aboard Endurance.
Upon entering the bay in early August of 1610, the ship spent the next three months examining and mapping the eastern shore of the bay, but found no passageway to Asia. During the ship's explorations, it eventually became stuck in ice in early November and forced the crew ashore. During the rough winter, supplies and provisions were scarce, and discontent became rife amongst crew members. Once the ice melted and the ship was free, Hudson planned to continue his voyage to further explore the Hudson Bay in search of a passage but the majority of the crew adamantly
Even though it has been over a decade since the legendary, world renown Titanic ship sunk near the waters on the East Coast of the United States of America, however many science researchers and historians still look into this mysterious and shocking case. After the Titanic hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean on Sunday April 14, 1912 at 11:40 p.m, the ship submerged under the icy waters in a matter of only 3 hours. Though these are the facts present, science writer Richard Corfield questions how a 46, 000-ton ship could “sink so quickly” in his recent article in the magazine, Physics World. Corfield then speculated that “it was a classic event cascade” in Discovery News taking note of all the factors that caused the Titanic to end up at the bottom of the Atlantic. These factors include the lack of proper attention towards iceberg warnings, the overestimation in the quality of the ship’s components, and possibly the climate and weather during the time which may have all led to the ultimate downfall of the ship.
Over the years the marshlands that served New Orleans against storm surge have been destroyed by off shore drilling. An average of 34 square miles have dissapeared each year for the past 5 decades. New Orleans was made up of low income touristism imployment August 23, 2005 The National Hurricane Center in Miami,issues it first advisory.Hurricane Katrina is avout 350 miles east of Miami (NG) August 24th, The 11th storm of 2005 has been named “ Katrina” Its closing in on Miami, the winds are blowing at about 40 miles an hour. August 25th, Katrina is becoming stronger with winds at about 75 miles a hour and are exceding.Strom Katrine is now a hurricane. Falling trees kill two people.