I'd wondered about the smoke, but never checked it out. Yet another source of the various metals. Ash will contribute for longer than the actual fires burn, being easily windblown.
Mt. Rose said:The following addresses the “aluminum is abundant everywhere” claim by the “geo-engineering deniers” like Jack. A couple of years ago I sent an email to the Ask-A-Geologist@usgs.gov. The email I received was this:
Hi Ask A Geologist:
I am doing research for a school paper and wanted to know why California ground water does not have much aluminum in it, if any? Since aluminum is one of the most abundant metals in the earth's crust I would think there would be more in the ground waters here in California.
Thanks for using the USGS Ask-A-Geologist program.
Oxygen (46.6%) and silicon (27.7%) are the most abundant elements of the Earth's crust. Aluminum is a far third at 8.1% and is not freely available in all rocks. It is very chemically reactive, therefore does not occur on it's own in nature. Instead it is bonded with other elements, most commonly as the aluminum ore bauxite.
So I would venture to say that you wouldn't see much aluminum dissolved in ground water unless there is a bauxite deposit nearby or seepage from industrial aluminum effluent.
Hope this helps.
U.S. Geological Survey
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Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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My comment: The US has very few aluminum bauxite deposits. California does not have any(those occur in places like Australia, Guam and tropical and subtropical places). Anybody can Google this and see the maps showing the bauxite deposits around the world and California definitely does not have any.
So, Jack you are relying on scientists who are really bad researchers or paid liars. If you were in school and I were your teacher I would tell you, you better go back and do your homework and more research.
[/FONT]If anyone lived on the summit of California's Mount Shasta, they'd need a mighty big shovel to dig out of the snowstorm that will bury the mountain in astronomical amounts of snow through the weekend -- amounts that could flirt with world records.The Thursday morning National Weather Service summit forecast for Shasta predicted an incredible 33 to 39 inches of snow -- just for Thursday alone.
(By comparison, Atlanta, Ga., has reported 38.9 inches of snow since March 1, 1989 -- a period of over 23 years.)
But it gets crazier.
Add in another 37 to 43 inches of snow Thursday night, and additional amounts ranging from 21 to 35 inches every 12 hours through Saturday night, plus a light dusting of 11 to 17 inches on Sunday...
...and you get a storm total of 176 inches. On the low end.
[FONT=arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif]Add up the high end of the numbers and you get a forecast maximum of [/FONT]218 inches of snow in four days!
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[/FONT]For the surrounding terrain, which is nearly 10,000 feet lower than the summit, this will be a massive rain storm with the potential for over a foot of rain.[FONT=arial, helvetica, clean, sans-serif]
Steve your method here comparing two samples tested for a variable called dry deposition.This indicates that dust in the air during dry periods can significantly affect the reading. Francis mentioned to me once that he didn't think dust accumulating in his rain guage during dry periods would significantly affect the lab results.
Wow, I almost purchased from that website in the past. Please present the tests you've probably made of those medicines, since you claim they are quack, so we can be sure it is a quack medicine they're selling, so we can report them to the BBB and FTC.
http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/secondarystandards.cfmWhy Set Secondary Standards?
Since these contaminants are not health threatening at the SMCL, and public water systems only need test for them on a voluntary basis, then why it is necessary to set secondary standards?
EPA believes that if these contaminants are present in your water at levels above these standards, the contaminants may cause the water to appear cloudy or colored, or to taste or smell bad. This may cause a great number of people to stop using water from their public water system even though the water is actually safe to drink.
An alternate explanation is that the sprayplanes six miles up targeted your backyard for a greater dose of welsbach materials than Mangels backyard in the same town. (sarcasm)All of my samples had a higher al concentration than Mangels has recorded. This is probably because my place is in the Ponto Neer soil complex, which is a little finer textured than the Deetz series.