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Volcanic super-eruption frequency revised to shorter time

  1. Nov 30, 2017 #1

    jim mcnamara

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    'The global magnitude-frequency relationship for large explosive volcanic eruptions' by J. Rougier, S. Sparks, K. Cashman, and S. Brown, in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

    (If someone can post a link to at least the abstract that would help)

    Popular science version:
    http://bristol.ac.uk/news/2017/november/volcanic-super-eruptions.html

    The revision makes out the average time much less than what was posted in earlier papers:

    Should we worry? Probably not. There are too many other potential major issues facing civilization in the very near term - compared to the geologic timeline. In other words 'A BIG boom is a lesser worry than a long litany of already manifesting problems.' (my down home version)
     
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  3. Nov 30, 2017 #2

    berkeman

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    Am I supposed to find this reassuring? 'Cause I'm not. :H
     
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