Large eruption at Russian volcano Shiveluch

It appears that a major eruption is underway at the Shiveluch volcano in the Kamchatka peninsula. Here is the location from Google Earth: Here is a recent photo (August 27th)  showing it building a lava dome in the crater. There is speculation on some blogs that the dome has collapsed and has been blown out.…

El Niño is expected to strengthen and last through the Northern Hemisphere winter 2009-2010

Here is the current SST map: From NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center: EL NIÑO/SOUTHERN OSCILLATION (ENSO) DIAGNOSTIC DISCUSSION issued by CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER/NCEP/NWS 10 September 2009 ENSO Alert System Status: El Niño Advisory Synopsis: El Niño is expected to strengthen and last through the Northern Hemisphere winter 2009-2010. A weak El Niño continued during August 2009,…