[Geysers] Constant Geyser Data Logger Mystery (Young)

Stephen Eide stepheneide at cableone.net
Sat Aug 24 10:37:36 PDT 2013

Hello all,

I did report an aborted Whirligig eruption this spring.   The water rose up
with heavy overflow, the main vent just had a rolling boil and the rooster
tail vent gave one 1 foot splash.  The total time of heavy water overflow
was only about 5-10 seconds but I can see ti triggering a thermal monitor.

Stephen Eide

On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 2:27 PM, Bill Johnson <canbelto at gmail.com> wrote:

> I may have been the one who mentioned seeing an "aborted" Whirligig
> eruption as Scott mentions, although it would have been last year rather
> than this.  The memory is fading, but I don't remember seeing any highly
> anomalous runoff when it happened.  My notebook from last season is
> currently packed up for a trip to Alaska, so I can't check to be sure, but
> I'm pretty sure we didn't notice anything that would have produced these
> spikes,
> Another possibility: might this be a new, very small vent right next to
> the sensor and therefore invisible from the boardwalk (which would be on
> top of it)?  Proximity that you're not expecting can make small phenomena
> look like big ones.
> -- Bill Johnson
> On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 12:46 PM, <TSBryan at aol.com> wrote:
>> **
>> Looks like these spikes happen anywhere from zero times per day (two
>> multi-day episodes in the past month) to once or twice per day. And since
>> 1) Whirligig is known to have erupted on the date of one of the spikes; and
>> 2) somebody earlier this season mentioned seeing some sort of "abortedc"
>> eruption by Whirligig, I shall posit that those spikes are indeed caused by
>> Whirligig. (
>> A ground squirrel is somewhat less likely, but don't discount those pesky
>> bears.)
>> Scott Bryan
>>  In a message dated 8/22/2013 6:48:19 A.M. US Mountain Standard Time,
>> jakefrisbee at yahoo.com writes:
>>  In the attached graph, you can see the temperature spike at about 1500
>> on July 29, 2013.  There is a Geysertimes.org report of Whirligig Geyser at
>> 2005 ie on July 29 from Craig Munson.
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