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November 1, 2015
Admin:  I need to hear from you by the end of November 2015, to see if you wish me to continue with this site?  I am also thinking about dropping the weather since there are so many weather sites and apps.  “Weekly Geology/Mineral Guess.  Send me a note if you receive this.
Greetings from the Bluff Park Back Porch, way up yonder on Shades Mountain (1,109′) in Alabama:


Now?!  Onward to another volcanic – lava feature.


When we think of Thermal Features, we think of G _ _ _ _ _ _ .  What is it?
We’ve got all that volcanic energy to the surface, now what do we do with It?

See below for discussion.

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Last Week On the Bluff :

Note: All local Public Weather Sites did not report this week.
Metro Birmingham Forecast for the New Week
 
–    80 is the forecast high and 57 is the forecast low.
–    2.1 inches of rain is forecast for the week.  Rain should move out on Monday.
–    “Average high for the first week of November is 69F and that would be temps 10-15 degrees above average, and close to possible record warmth, so we shall see what happens.”
–    Next Weekend, rain is forecast to move back in.
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Weather Guesses


Alabama All Weather Hazards Awareness:
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/images/bmx/aware/swaw_2011/web_version2.pdf

NWS, Huntsville, AL:        http://www.srh.noaa.gov/hun/
NWS, Birmingham, AL:     http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/
NWS, Mobile, AL:              http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mob/

Metro Birmingham.  Compliments of ABC3340.

(for Detailed Graphical Forecast)
Weather Underground Map for Metro Birmingham.
(Just wander around the state to pick your closest weather station).

http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/?lat=33.24038696&lon=-86.82407379&zoom=10&pin=


Weather Forecast by AccuWeather  (Pick your time, day, or month)
Space Weather.  http://spaceweather.com/

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Minerals and Rocks – The Good Life from the Ground
 
“If it ain’t grown, it has to be mined”
Thermal Features
 
What is a geyser? This page contains definitions for some using thermal features names. Some of these definitions can be confusing since they have been used differently by different people over time. Nature contributes to this confusion. A spring long considered a hot spring have been known to have eruptions and therefore can be classified as a geyser. As you read and apply these definitions remember that nature is hard to “pigeon-hole” with confining definitions. That is one of the wonders of nature.
WyoJones’ Geyser Pages,  http://www.wyojones.com/geyserdef.htm
 
Thermal Feature Images.

https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEVvPtSjZWMAIA5FwPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw–?p=Thermal+Features&fr=yhs-befrugal-002&hspart=befrugal&hsimp=yhs-002

–    GEYSERSWe will try and cover geysers this week.
–    HOT SPRINGS
–    FUMAROLES

–    SOLFATARA

–    MUD POT
–    MUD VOLCANO
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Author’s Request:  If you see any pictures that you know the source and photographer, let me know immediately.  Thanks!  R

Images have been searched by TinEye Reverse Image Search.  http://tineye.com/

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Have A Great Week!
R
Geyser, Andernach. Germany. 2009. by Holger Weinandt

Geyser, Andernach. Germany. 2009. by Holger Weinandt

Geyser, BSB Spring across from Cliff Geyser, WY.  Yellow NP. by Durk Niermann

Geyser, BSB Spring across from Cliff Geyser, WY. Yellow NP. by Durk Niermann

Geyser, Castle Geyser, Yellowstone NP. 2009, by Brocken Inaglory

Geyser, Castle Geyser, Yellowstone NP. 2009, by Brocken Inaglory

Geyser, Fly geyser, Nevada. 2005. by Jeremy Munns

Geyser, Fly geyser, Nevada. 2005. by Jeremy Munns

Geyser, Fountain geyser, WY, Yellowstone NP. 1964. bu RG Johnsson

Geyser, Fountain geyser, WY, Yellowstone NP. 1964. bu RG Johnsson

Geyser, Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone NP. 2006. by Colin Faulkingham

Geyser, Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone NP. 2006. by Colin Faulkingham

Geyser, Pink cone geyser, WY, Yellowstone NP. 1977. J. Schmidt

Geyser, Pink cone geyser, WY, Yellowstone NP. 1977. J. Schmidt

Geyser, Strokkur, Iceland, 1996. by Andreas Title

Geyser, Strokkur, Iceland, 1996. by Andreas Title

Geyser, Strokkur, Iceland. 2003. by Chris

Geyser, Strokkur, Iceland. 2003. by Chris

Geysers. Fountains of Enceladus, Saturn. 2005. by NASA-JPL-Space Science Institute

Geysers. Fountains of Enceladus, Saturn. 2005. by NASA-JPL-Space Science Institute

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