posted on May, 5 2013 @ 02:09 PM
Ok....it has been way too long since I commented!
Sorry for the leave of absence, I was busy writing a book! (see sig line.
I did some simple searching to see if the magma chamber theory had ever been expaned or further studied. It has been going on four years now since it
was originally suggested. I didn't find a thing dated past 2009. I only found one follow-up article a few months later, that further examined the
actual document. Basically, what the argument against this is....is that what this 'new' study is saying, is really not new. The suggested rate of
'melt' is 2-12%, which is what one might expect to find along a subducting zone. To go a step further and then call this area of melt a 'chamber' and
saying that it is feeding the volcanos is where science and imagination seem to mix. SO...I am still on the fence with this. I have heard some very
good comments against it over the past few years though. One thing that I DO still think connects it all are the deep tremors. I really think that
the melt rate, or the state of the rocks (ie melt) is closely related to the deep tremors and how they move and what they mean. This would go along
with the deep tremors only being found in subduction zones.
Anyways..thought I would give that little update!
I also wanted to share a few more pictures with you. Several years ago, I went camping up near Baker Lake and came across this bridge that had the
most dramatic view of a Mount Baker (or any mountain!) that I had EVER seen. Ever since then, I had been wanting to take a drive up there on a clear
day to get pictures. Well, last month I finally made it!!!! It was absolutely amazing, the pictures don't do it justice.
First...a hazy view of baker from the daffodil fields in Skagit Valley (home of the tulip festival)
Mount Baker up close and personal!! (This is NOT cropped or even a zoom lense!)
A close-up of the crater...steam?
I also made it up to Rainier park last month, but unfortunately we had horrible weather the whole time. I hope to get back up there this summer and
get some new pictures.
edit on 5-5-2013 by westcoast because: (no reason given)