Thursday, January 01, 2009

ESA Reveals Yellowstone's Deep Secret

1st of January, 2009 - New Year within the matrix square grid of the "Gregorian Calendar". In reality, we do not know where we are nor where we are going. Winter is spreading its blanket across the Northern continents of Earth. Nature has withdraw, seeds are dormant, trees have lost their leaves.

For the European Celts December/January was "The Cold Time". Not really a time to celebrate, but a time to dig in and survive, to wait and ponder, to look ahead in the silence and see what approaches. This was a time to consider strategies and to plan. To be thankful for the health and welfare of the community or tribe. To look into the fragile veil of the darkness, the mirror of the unknown and to wonder.

Some Celtic Seers could see the fast approaching future, some could look many hundreds of years into the forming void. They were careful, as what we do now creates ripples and eddies in the membrane of the void closest to our current reality.

Celtic Seers were observing/feeling movement of energy, powerful tides and eddies, undercurrents and hidden waves rippling through the background aether that makes up the inner surface of the void. Their future formed in and around them, and they were part of that process. They were spirit journeying through physical matter, perceiving their vision guided by the heart. Their world was transient, uncertain and often cataclysmic. Spirit was eternal.

Satellite images acquired by ESA's ERS-2 revealed the recently discovered changes in Yellowstone's caldera are the result of molten rock movement 15 kilometres below the Earth's surface, according to a recent study published in Nature.

Using Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry, InSAR for short, Charles Wicks, Wayne Thatcher and other U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists mapped the changes in the northern rim of the caldera, or crater, and discovered it had risen about 13 centimetres from 1997 to 2003.

InSAR, a sophisticated version of 'spot the difference', involves mathematically combining different radar images, acquired from as near as possible to the same point in space at different times, to create digital elevation models and reveal otherwise undetectable changes occurring between image acquisitions.

"We know now how mobile and restless the Yellowstone caldera actually is. Ground-based measurements can be more efficiently deployed because of our work," Thatcher said. "The research could not have been done without satellite radar data." Earth Mountain View

This YouTube Video link is a BBC Documentary Drama Based on Future Probabilities, and not on "fact" - Super Volcano: Part 1