Plinian eruptions, and Babylonian poems

5 Oct 2010

At we have a new post that outlines the nature of Plinian volcanic eruptions and their relationship to ignimbrites. Once again the comments are interesting - the idea of melting rock requires first the melting and then the flow - but how can this happen as a result of blast and heat? It won't flow if it has not first melted, a scenario with obvious parallels to volcanism, and lava - and see the response by Dennis Cox.

At we have an online collation of Babylonian tales of monsters, gods, giants and other weird goings on. You can listen in - but it is in Babylonian.