Grimstone vs Yellowvötn: Battle of the Giants

The importance of perspective. There’s only hope that one day nihil-hubrists will fully realize their fully of declaring impending doom after every minute geologic event in Yellowstone

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West Thumb Geyser Basin, Yellowstone lake (Yellowvötn). Photograph by unknown. West Thumb Geyser Basin, Yellowstone lake (Yellowvötn). Photograph by unknown.

In the west corner of the ring you find Yellowstone wearing blue, red and white striped trunks and in the east corner you find Grimsvötn wearing Fire & Ice colored trunks. Welcome to a spectacular fight about who is the largest, meanest volcano on the block. As the fighters are squaring off we eagerly await for the first blow from this formidable match, and there it came, it is a stunning early knock and we have a countdown to ten. The new world champion is surprisingly Grimsvötn…

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Steamboat_Geyser_Yellowstone_md Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park. Photograph from www.yellowstoneparknet.com

I read everything that Erik Klemetti writes and have been a big fan of his since he started the concept of volcano blogging. This week he wrote a splendid article on Yellowstone (link below) based on a paper by Jamie Farrel et al…

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