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RE: link to picture - Fw: Mt. St. Helens at sunrise


For anyone interested in seeing this picture, I have posted it here.....
will be taking it off in a couple days.

http://www.simplymyworld.com/StHelens.jpg

Donna

> > On Apr 12, 2005, at 9:11 AM, Cathy Carpenter wrote:
> >
> > > Sorry, guys. I guess it was mistaken for a virus. But it was a great
> > > shot. Any ideas how I can pass it along?
> > > Cathy
> > > On Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at 08:04 AM, Cathy Carpenter wrote:
> > >
> > >> Thought you guys would appreciate this picture!
> > >> Cathy
> > >>
> > >> Begin forwarded message:
> > >>> Mt. St. Helens, Washington, continues to spew ash, while it is
> > >>> forming
> > >>> a lava dome
> > >>> in the crater and still having minor tremors.
> > >>>
> > >>> In this sunrise shot, she appears to be blowing smoke rings (and
> > >>> anything so benign is welcomed, given recent history.)
> > >>>
> > >>> What forms the "smoke rings" is the air flowing over the mountain
> > >>> getting pushed up higher as it goes up and over the top.  The
> > >>> moisture
> > >>> content and initial temperature are just right so that the
> > >>> moisture condenses from a vapor to small particles at the higher
> > >>> altitude.  When the moving air moves past the peak and comes down
> > >>> again, the particles evaporate back to an invisible vapor.
> > >>> The two "pancakes" describe that there are two layers of air for
> > >>> which
> > >>> this is happening, thus making this awesome picture possible.

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