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Defuse a volcano? (17)


1 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2011-10-27 19:42 ID:Yc4D7ZOM

As this is the ever-highly speculative Science board, I put to you a highly speculative scenario: Are you a bad enough dude/construction company/government agency/super villain to stop a volcano? Can you think of a way to take enough energy out of the equation to make a volcano sputter rather than explode?

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8 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2011-11-19 22:26 ID:Heaven

I assume magma probably vaporizes more water than the water cools the magma. So pouring water into a volcano is probably not gonna stop it.

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9 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2011-11-20 06:55 ID:5R7WSsYE

Probably chuck a lot of flowing water over it.

10 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2011-11-23 07:01 ID:emOcqeyk

What if you inject the volcano with liquid nitrogen?

11 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2011-11-28 17:40 ID:Yc4D7ZOM

>Beowawe Geyser Field was located in central Nevada between Elko and Battle Mountain. The field and steam were visible from the Interstate. The geyser field itself was located on the side of a hill and immediately at the bottom of the slope. This small basin was considered for national monument status, but apparently a political rivalry caused its disapproval. In the 1950s, geothermal drilling began the downward spiral of geyser activity at Beowawe.
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12 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2011-11-29 14:05 ID:NQQuy0da

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One imagines it'd vaporize explosively. BOOM!

13 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2011-11-29 14:41 ID:Ph3ouho+

If you flood a volcano, it might not defuse it, but you can harness the resulting steam and use it for energy.

14 Name: Spike : 2011-12-01 09:11 ID:hldAjPWa

Anybody remember that episode of the Transformers where the Decepticons were draining off the heat of the Earth to fill their energon cubes and it got so cold that you could have a snowball fight in the desert in the middle of July?

15 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2011-12-31 14:50 ID:veQXhOEn

If you injected a powerful agent to lower the viscosity of the melt, it would decrease explosive potential. You could heat up the melt a lot while simultaneously introducing iron or other heavier elements to lower the silica content, which would also lower the viscosity and decrease likelihood of powerful eruption.

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17 Name: Hitler's Gas Bill : 2017-01-10 19:26 ID:3aP2bG+I

How about sand? Cheap, otherwise useless, and easy-to-access.
Plus, free glass, right?