Friday, February 02, 2007

Friday Geology Pic: Global Warming

Not the warming you think of. this abyssmal erie scene is actually from Craters of the Moon Park in Idaho. It looks kinda like you'd expect to see John Connor running around in. I took this picture a few years ago on a trip up on Idaho, and believe me, the entire scene isn't nearly as depressing as this photo appears.

Actually, its a young fissure-stype eruption lava field. When you think about the forces needed to create it, and the fact that there is some disagreement in the science community about how this large eruption happened and sustained itself, it doesn't seem so bad fact its downright interesting. Worth the out-of-the-way drive to see if you have the time.

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