[b-hebrew] Thera quote

Michael Banyai Banyai at t-online.de
Tue Aug 24 17:13:00 EDT 2004

Dear Marianne,

> However, the cloud seems to have stopped at Melos, an island only sixty miles 
> to the west of Thera.  But ashes were deposited hundreds of miles to the 
> east.  That means the headwinds from the west must have been very strong at the 
> time, these squalls being a September through November occurrence on the Aegean.

This the wrong reasoning. Of course that for the Theran outbursts not having reachead higher strata  would the direction of the wind at the time of the outburst be important and would redirect them. These "low" outbursts would also according to the laws of ballistic be also the shortest in the reach of the volcano. Such ones under the correct angle and powerfull enough to reach higher strata would be completely independent of the winds and reach more remote regions.

So what happened on Melos is typical for a "low" shot. The rest depends om the volcano itself.

Best regards,

Bányai Michael

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