Geol 105 – “Limnic eruptions are a rare, but potentially deadly class of natural disaster, in which toxic gases are rapidly expelled from a saturated lake. The gas, in observed cases was carbon dioxide, which was unevenly distributed in the lake, causing part of the water to be saturated. Volcanically active regions are particularly prone to this, as a eruptions may leave depressions for lakes to form in. Once the lake is formed, volcanic gases, such a CO2 or methane can seep into the water, and begin to accumulate in the cooler bottom waters, due to the higher saturation point than that of the warmer water above. . . . “ (more)
STORM SURGE: The combination of a storm surge and the tide will
cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising
waters. The water could reach the following heights above ground if
the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide...
Upper Texas coast...2 to 4 feet
Western Louisiana coast...1 to 2 feet
The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast near and to
the right of the landfall location. Surge-related flooding depends
on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and can
vary greatly over short distances.
And … also affecting the atmosphere and everything else in a not nice way at all is Fukushima. Speaking of disasters . . . Gov. Piyush Jindal is competing with B.P. to be the biggest disaster in the state.
Meanwhile, at Camp Minden [in N.W. Louisiana] – Explo Systems Inc. owners ask state judge to toss charges – “Attorney Lyn Lawrence Jr. of Bossier City represents Smith. He said Monday that Louisiana law does not classify the M6 artillery propellant as an explosive.” – that’s why they named the company “EXPLO systems” :)