New Calculations on Ash if Yellowstone Blows

Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption Would be Devastating For U.S

If the Yellowstone supervolcano erupted, at least a meter of ash would cover parts of the Rocky Mountain range and a few millimeters of ash would reach cities on both coasts of the U.S., according to new estimates based on computer simulations on the event …


Once they simulated a modern-day Yellowstone eruption, researchers were able to determine that a Yellowstone caldera eruption would release an umbrella of ash that would spread from the center of the US and cover both coasts.

“In essence, the eruption makes its own winds that can overcome the prevailing westerlies, which normally dominate weather patterns in the United States,” said Mastin. “This helps explain the distribution from large Yellowstone eruptions of the past, where considerable amounts of ash reached the west coast.”

It isn’t just us worried about it. They are talking about a super-eruption.

ALSO – see COMMENTS for updates about Iceland’s volcano (now huffing and puffing).

UPDATE the story got picked up from the well read Inquisitr website. – New Report Details Consequences Of Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption


2 thoughts on “New Calculations on Ash if Yellowstone Blows

  1. When Yellowstone erupts, ash will be only an immediate concern, and in regard to Iceland’s volcano or even the last eruption of Krakatoa our modern technology needs to be factored as an extinction level event. And ash will not stay in place. Anything nuclear including nuclear power plants, weapons or storage will be impacted, chemical plants and storage, oil and gas reserves and gas stations, including those effects unforeseen. Our water reserves will be poisoned, transportation at a standstill, which will mean that there will be nothing stocked on the grocery shelves. And the worst situation will be what amounts to a “nuclear winter” in which nothing can grow because of the ash blocking the sun. I am constantly amazed that there are people in this country who are convinced that they can survive in their bunkers. If they do, they may regret facing the Hell of trying to live in an extinct world.

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