Showing logs for date: 2018-08-10
06:34:20 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy
06:40:25 <ynpvisitor999®> I just looked at the Split Cone graph. What's remarkable, the ~2h eruption pattern started suddenly, without an obvious build up to it where eruptions grew more frequently.
06:59:42 <ynpvisitor46> split cone disturbance :D :D
07:04:35 <ynpvisitor999®> :)
07:04:39 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Dave
07:05:48 <Dave from B™> Morning DG
07:12:45 <ynpvisitor999®> SC
07:24:58 <ynpvisitor999®> Grand
07:37:02 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Mike
07:38:00 <Mike J> Morning, Looks like I came in just in time to barely see Grand.
07:41:27 <ynpvisitor48> Indicator about now would be nice
07:42:37 <Dave from B™> 48, you might have time for breakfast
07:51:45 <ynpvisitor80> is that steam in Plume corner?
07:52:12 <ynpvisitor999®> That's from Plate if I recall correctly
07:52:23 <ynpvisitor80> thx
07:52:50 <ynpvisitor999®> it'd be nice for Plume to reactive, though
07:53:27 <Mike J> Love that the big guns are firing. But it would be nice to see some of our old friends, too.
07:53:33 <Mike J> Always greedy
07:59:40 <Bill> Morning
08:00:10 <Dave from B™> Morning Bill
08:00:19 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Bill
08:06:01 <Dave from B™> Morning Jimbo
08:06:08 <WizardofOsmium> Hi
08:06:26 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Jimbo
08:07:06 <ynpvisitor48> We will pay no attention to you today :)
08:07:28 <WizardofOsmium> I'll stay behind the curtain
08:07:36 <ynpvisitor48> :)
08:07:46 <Dave from B™> haha
08:08:28 <Dave from B™> Thanks for blessing us with your presence, All Powerful One
08:09:06 <WizardofOsmium> You're welcome. Looking for some courage?
08:10:52 <Dave from B™> Courage to go to Steamboat again? Might need a new brain instead
08:11:39 <WizardofOsmium> I figured anyone waiting on Steamboat might need a brain
08:24:23 <GO STEAMBOAT> morning
08:24:35 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Graham
08:25:13 <Dave from B™> Interesting observation by Michael G re Oblong
08:25:36 <Dave from B™> Morning Graham....some Nat'l holiday I don't know about today?
08:25:50 <GO STEAMBOAT> its work from home Friday
08:32:05 <GO STEAMBOAT> its also Ecuador Independence Day ... so fireworks tonight
08:33:25 <Dave from B™> Fireworks in DC for every independence Day?
08:34:20 <GO STEAMBOAT> i vote for that
08:34:57 <ynpvisitor999®> Dep
08:40:42 <Dave from B™> Morning Kevin
08:41:11 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Kevin
08:50:18 <ynpvisitor999®> Riverside
08:50:27 <ynpvisitor999®> oh, already @ 0844
08:52:36 <GO STEAMBOAT> Jim was at Giant and missed Grand. Thats unusual
08:53:42 <WizardofOsmium> Hey guys, if you're interested, there's a NASA launch scheduled tomorrow - Parker Solar Probe. Particularly good if you can't sleep, because it's at 3:33 AM EDT.
08:54:26 <WizardofOsmium> Slightly weird coincidence; I was born at 3:33 PM on August 12.
08:55:04 <ynpvisitor999®> morning Jake
08:55:17 <ynpvisitor999®> by the way, this OF was a short, duration ~2m13s
08:58:57 <ynpvisitor999®> BHCCI is bubbling and spitting
09:00:50 <GO STEAMBOAT> UDO also had 0852 vs 0851wc?
09:01:21 <ynpvisitor999®> 0851 includes the preplay which led up to the eruption
09:01:43 <GO STEAMBOAT> ok. ialways find it hard to get OF right when I am on GH
09:01:53 <GO STEAMBOAT> too many distractions
09:06:00 <Dave from B™> What is everyone waiting for?:)
09:06:31 <Kevin L™> They think it is OF
09:06:57 <ynpvisitor999®> I think they're waiting for a white grizzly bear passing by on an iceberg
09:14:17 <ynpvisitor1> Daisy IE
09:17:55 <Jake> That is quite the crowd at BH already. I'm afraid BH will go out of the window. For those that can wait it out, it will be that much sweeter.
09:19:12 <GO STEAMBOAT> GHP starts 7m into BHI?
09:19:43 <ynpvisitor999®> why not? It may as well build into a Giant eruption then :)
09:20:53 <ynpvisitor999®> LC
09:21:08 <Jake> at least BH is the next non-OF to go so it is the appropriate place to wait
09:23:22 <ynpvisitor999®> BA
09:23:43 <Dave from B™> Yep...nothing else due. Perfect time for BH then GHP leading into G
09:37:31 <Dave from B™> Keep an eye on the'll know when there is rising in Mastiff
09:37:37 <Dave from B™> Grand = crowd
09:39:39 <ynpvisitor63> A new summertime Giant indicator? :)
09:40:47 <ynpvisitor63> possible Giant indicator, crowd moving rapidly to the left:)
09:42:03 <Dave from B™> It happened to me at BH this year. The funny thing is everyone reacts differently. Some get moving quickly others start to meander and others stay put
09:43:45 <ynpvisitor999®> LC
09:44:51 <Jake> BH before Giant, no need to leave
09:45:06 <Jake> I'm 96% sure
09:45:19 <Dave from B™> That's almost a guarantee
09:45:22 <Betty> morniing aall
09:45:24 <Dave from B™> Hey Betty
09:45:39 <Betty> hi Dave from B™
09:45:41 <Kevin L™> Hi
09:45:47 <ynpvisitor999®> afternoon Betty
09:46:00 <ynpvisitor63> Betty is here let BHI begin :)
09:46:14 <Betty> hi Kevin L™ and ynpvisitor999®
09:46:27 <Dave from B™> The Button Meister is here
09:46:44 <Betty> :-D
09:58:16 <WizardofOsmium> Woohoo
09:59:24 <Dave from B™> Can you tell the future Wizard?
10:00:09 <Kevin L™> OF will erupt in the next 90m
10:00:10 <ynpvisitor19> TIme for BH
10:00:51 <GO STEAMBOAT> big difference in the GT and VEC predictions for OF after the short
10:02:29 <GO STEAMBOAT> BH is running out of time to make the wondow
10:02:48 <Dave from B™> 4 out of 5 tourists prefer GT
10:03:20 <ynpvisitor88> button meister needs to hit start
10:03:47 <Dave from B™> She probably has her head in a tunnel:)
10:03:48 <GO STEAMBOAT> 4 of 5 prefer waiting after the GT window?
10:04:10 <Jake> 400 out of 500 prefer GT, the 100 that don't are there right now
10:05:14 <Jake> end of window Hail Mary no indy Beehive coming up
10:05:22 <Betty> I wait till after OF, so you have a clear view on :bhi: and :bee:
10:06:22 <ynpvisitor19> I think they all missed it watching for Aurum.
10:06:27 <Betty> LC
10:07:22 <GO STEAMBOAT> no OF prediction by GT any more
10:08:00 <Betty> Itt´s dormant
10:08:03 <Jake> because OF has entered dormancy
10:08:20 <Betty> hehe Jake, beat you :-)
10:08:25 <GO STEAMBOAT> hoefully a short lived one
10:08:46 <ynpvisitor63> Bingo
10:08:47 <ynpvisitor999®> time to watch for changes at SC
10:09:00 <Jake> it's a miracle
10:09:01 <ynpvisitor19> Giantess is taking all the enregy, watch for it.
10:09:01 <GO STEAMBOAT> maybe Udo was right and last one was a long ... haha
10:09:19 <Jake> we were all here to witness OF's first eruption post-dormancy
10:09:44 <Dave from B™> What a wonderful event
10:09:49 <GO STEAMBOAT> how exciting, and in the VEC window
10:10:02 <GO STEAMBOAT> better than Steamboat
10:11:21 <Betty> 4 of 5 tourists don´t even know Steamboat
10:12:38 <ynpvisitor999®> 4 out of 5 future tourists were misinformed by Yellowstone Live
10:13:14 <ynpvisitor63> more like 6 out of 5
10:13:20 <ynpvisitor63> :)
10:13:21 <Mike J> And those 4 were so misinformed they are now heading to Yosemite
10:13:52 <ynpvisitor19> Isn't closed for the fire?
10:14:23 <Mike J> That's just how misinformed they are.
10:14:27 <GO STEAMBOAT> even more reason to go there
10:15:17 <Dave from B™> You can get just have to walk up the Merced River for 4 or 5 miles
10:15:36 <GO STEAMBOAT> nothing in a prediction window for a while now, nap time
10:16:22 <Dave from B™> We are due for rising water
10:16:52 <ynpvisitor63> Yes, but where?
10:17:08 <Dave from B™> Mastiff
10:17:16 <ynpvisitor63> Ah!
10:17:27 <GO STEAMBOAT> in Ftn?
10:18:22 <Dave from B™> Parking lot is already full
10:19:45 <ynpvisitor63> Bh is waiting for all those cars at West to get through the gate
10:22:11 <ynpvisitor63> we will watch for Aurum also
10:22:53 <Dave from B™> Jake, could you put up a prediction for Aurum, please?
10:23:44 <Dave from B™> Watch him try to use an 8 hour window:)
10:24:24 <GO STEAMBOAT> pr +-8?
10:24:28 <GO STEAMBOAT> or
10:25:46 <GO STEAMBOAT> F&M hit the last interval in a few hours .... are they next up?
10:26:30 <GO STEAMBOAT> F&M, Giant, F&M, then Steamboat?
10:27:33 <Dave from B™> Might be 3 F&M's before Steamboat
10:28:06 <Dave from B™> Where do I get my GT refund since BH is out of its window?
10:28:17 <GO STEAMBOAT> are you and kcmule heading there next weekend?
10:28:38 <Dave from B™> Nope....Sunday is my 29th wedding anniversary
10:28:48 <Jake> need to fix the OF short, add Great Fountain, add Lion, and adjust Beehive before doing an Aurum prediction
10:28:53 <Kevin L™> You get twice what you paid for it back Dave.
10:29:14 <Betty> LC
10:29:52 <Dave from B™> I do want my 2 cents worth!
10:30:02 <GO STEAMBOAT> I am sure Dave paid the $100 Patron fee .... so he gets $200 back?
10:30:22 <GO STEAMBOAT> this could get expensive for the GT president Jake
10:30:40 <ynpvisitor63> Dave, be sure not to miss sunday, could be disastrous.
10:31:35 <Dave from B™> 63, I'm in a good place with my worries
10:33:40 <Dave from B™> We are excited to begin our empty nest journey
10:34:09 <ynpvisitor63> nice
10:34:53 <ynpvisitor19> Does it start with downsizing from that new big house you built?
10:37:40 <WizardofOsmium> August 12th is a good day then (except for the white supremacist rallies)
10:37:51 <ynpvisitor999®> GHP 1015, strong w/India covered
10:38:23 <ynpvisitor999®> 13m36s
10:38:57 <ynpvisitor19> Well, BH will have to wait for me to come back later today.
10:40:08 <GO STEAMBOAT> lets all goto F&M now
10:40:18 <Betty> seems my button does not work anymore :-(
10:42:40 <Dave from B™> nope...although the thought did cross our mind. Too relaxing of a spot. Only 11 years of payments to go.
10:44:51 <Eric> Morning
10:45:10 <Betty> morning Eric
10:45:31 <Eric> Hi Betty :-D
10:49:17 <Dave from B™> Nice number, Eric
10:49:29 <Eric (8)> Thanks Dave
10:49:41 <Eric (8)> My anniversary is today! 22 years.
10:50:09 <Eric (8)> I am a little behind you :-D
10:50:11 <Dave from B™> I still think you are planning your vacations to make sure you're gone when I'm in Portland area. This is 2 years in a row now!:D
10:50:14 <Kevin L™> Nice Eric
10:50:16 <Betty> congrats
10:50:20 <Dave from B™> Congrats, Eric!
10:50:38 <ynpvisitor63> BH has been waiting to erupt 1/2 hour after my shift ends...
10:50:40 <ynpvisitor49> Congrats Eric
10:50:48 <Eric (8)> Thank you everyone!
10:50:50 <GO STEAMBOAT> so Eric (8) is more important than Eric (0)?
10:51:22 <Eric (8)> If I was Eric (0) then I made a graham type booking mistake :-P
10:51:29 <Kevin L™> It is getting longer intervals to mess with Eric.
10:51:47 <GO STEAMBOAT> or oyu are stuck in traffic at W Gate
10:51:51 <Betty> LC
10:52:06 <Dave from B™> hahahahaha Eric
10:52:08 <GO STEAMBOAT (3> argh .. too long
10:52:18 <Eric (8)> haha...just come in after midnight, then you never have to wait.
10:52:27 <Kevin L™> West looks like typical traffic on I-15
10:52:30 <Mike J> Looks like Bee has outlasted me. Everyone have a good day.
10:52:40 <Eric (8)> Bye Mike
10:52:48 <Betty> bye Mike
10:52:53 <Kevin L™> Bye Mike. Stay cool.
10:53:18 <GO F&M (36)> will miss the cheese and whine party :(
10:53:40 <Dave from B™> No whining this year..only Giant, Steamboat and F&M videos
10:53:43 <Eric (8)> Yep, no cheeze and whine for me this year
10:54:13 <Eric (8)> Yes, Will's video should be awesome if he does it next year
10:54:19 <Kevin L™> Dave has used up all the whine.
10:54:41 <GO F&M (36)> there wasnt one for 2017
10:55:07 <Eric (8)> Ohh, I thought he made one
10:55:11 <Eric (8)> Bummer
10:55:13 <GO F&M (36)> party could easily be messed up if STeamboat is ready ... i think having the party at SB woudl be frowned on by NPS
10:55:45 <Dave from B™> Was there a 2017 Will video?
10:55:58 <Dave from B™> Nevermind...just read above
10:59:39 <Dave from B™> Graham, Norris Museum foyer it is!
10:59:53 <Dave from B™> Bring your flasks and bota bags
11:00:21 <Bill> Party away! Just dont block traffic lol
11:00:28 <GO F&M (36)> unfortunately its probably just 22 days away
11:00:49 <GO F&M (36)> usually Sat of Labor Day weekend
11:01:09 <Jake> there you go, Bill can be the scapegoat since he has no idea what he just agreed to
11:01:17 <Dave from B™> haha Bill
11:01:26 <GO F&M (36)> NPS approved :)
11:02:02 <Bill> quick, screencap for proof!
11:02:09 <Jake> BHI
11:02:30 <Kevin L™> Yea!
11:02:33 <GO F&M (36)> its usually about 30 gazers in the Lodge with some cheese and a lot of wine
11:02:35 <ynpvisitor48> At last!
11:02:49 <Kevin L™> Do we need a text sent?
11:03:06 <Eric (8)> Do it Kevin!
11:03:18 <GO F&M (36)> we dont need it :)
11:03:21 <Betty> oh, my button must bbe in my kitchen :-)
11:03:30 <Eric (8)> Graham is too fast
11:03:54 <GO F&M (36)> the hot period was an hour too early
11:04:10 <GO F&M (36)> dont need as in we know because we are here
11:04:13 <GO F&M (36)> other peeps want it
11:05:21 <ynpvisitor21> Triple text received
11:05:43 <GO F&M (36)> i didnt do it
11:05:55 <ynpvisitor63> better than no text at all :)
11:06:03 <Dave from B™> only 2 here
11:06:09 <ynpvisitor2> 2
11:06:23 <ynpvisitor63> I sent one
11:06:44 <Kevin L™> I haven't got one yet.
11:06:53 <Kitt> interesting what is talked about on this chat
11:06:57 <GO F&M (36)> phone turned off?
11:07:01 <Kitt> I got 2 texts Kevin
11:07:04 <sparekitty> i rec'd the text
11:07:13 <ynpvisitor1> Got 2
11:07:21 <Kevin L™> It is on.
11:08:02 <Kitt> it seems like more people pick another name or stay with a number
11:08:05 <Eric (8)> I got 2
11:09:30 <Eric (8)> Hi Kitt :-
11:09:32 <Eric (8)> :-)
11:09:43 <Kitt> so 999 is DGinc, Sparekitty is ?, Wizard of Osmium is person into chemistry, Go F & M is ?
11:10:02 <ynpvisitor63> Graham
11:10:16 <Dave from B™> Wizard is Jimbo, All caps is Graham
11:10:24 <sparekitty> diane robinson, long time geyser geek.
11:10:27 <Kitt> I thought you liked Giant
11:10:34 <Betty> I´m me :-)
11:10:43 <GO F&M (36)> F&M is due ......
11:10:45 <WizardofOsmium> We need a section in the GT glossary
11:10:45 <Eric (8)> Sure Betty....
11:10:50 <GO F&M (36)> Giant just tried and failed
11:10:51 <Dave from B™> And I'm still from the same place
11:11:00 <ynpvisitor48> I'm Batman
11:11:19 <WizardofOsmium> I've done Iron Man before :D
11:12:03 <Eric (8)> I don't mind the aliases...But sometimes it's hard to remember who has what alias.
11:12:05 <ynpvisitor1> Quite a crowd at BH
11:12:24 <Dave from B™> Kitt, NPS Bill said you could have the wine and cheese party in the Norris Museum foyer:D
11:12:35 <ynpvisitor63> which one of those id UDO
11:13:10 <Dave from B™> 63, he has a hat on
11:13:25 <Kitt> considering anyone can be on this chat, I don't usually cover other topics
11:13:25 <ynpvisitor63> :)
11:13:27 <Jake> he's the one to the left of the person on the right
11:13:28 <Dave from B™> 63 is Joe, I presume
11:13:33 <Kitt> Go Beehive
11:13:42 <ynpvisitor63> yes
11:15:05 <Kevin L™> Fuzzy
11:15:21 <Kitt> It is called down wind
11:15:56 <Kevin L™> What wind?
11:16:12 <Kitt> ok, breeze
11:16:56 <GO F&M (36)> best BH i saw had zero win, except for its own wind vortex
11:16:58 <Eric (8)> Much better
11:17:26 <ynpvisitor48> Really isn't much of a breeze
11:18:37 <Kitt> we have to monitor who comes to the Fest, since we often have people under age who try to join
11:19:14 <GO F&M (36)> need wristbands?
11:19:25 <ynpvisitor27> nice of BH to go before it gets hot
11:19:37 <Kitt> no we just stay observant
11:19:41 <Eric (8)> already 77 in the UGB today
11:19:44 <Kitt> back to company
11:20:00 <ynpvisitor27> have a wine watcher
11:22:49 <ynpvisitor27> will it be Giant day?
11:23:24 <GO F&M (36)> maybe after dark
11:23:43 <ynpvisitor27> surprised GO F & M is not GO GIANT
11:23:45 <Bill> Just a heads up. Starting later this month I'm going to have the interp rangers start using bluetooth temperature loggers so they can pull up current info and a graph on their phones. So if you're in UGB dont be afraid to ask a ranger!
11:24:05 <Bill> They will have Castle, Daisy, Grand and Great Fountain on bluetooth.
11:24:09 <Dave from B™> nice Bill
11:24:38 <Eric (8)> Very cool
11:25:01 <ynpvisitor2> Bill. I have heard that NPS has loggers on Grotto now. How can one access that data?
11:25:48 <Bill> Grotto. I just got that data on tuesday
11:25:55 <GO F&M (36)> in 3.5h, F&M will be at its last interval, so its due first
11:26:11 <Bill>
11:26:59 <ynpvisitor2> Thanks Bill! Thats awesome. We've been missing plenty of Grottos
11:28:10 <Bill> That google drive will be the defacto public raw data access point until winter
11:28:24 <Bill> The link shouldn't change
11:30:04 <ynpvisitor27> so when you add Fountain, I can go to that link?
11:30:28 <ynpvisitor27> will they have bluetooth on Fountain?
11:30:55 <ynpvisitor27> GO F&M, I think Giant will go first
11:32:00 <Bill> It should already be a link. I'm going to have everyone give me their data. At this point it's very silo'd and people just keep their own data. I'm going to bring all of that together
11:32:21 <ynpvisitor999®> Bill, the USGS Steamboat logger doesn't seem to have uploaded its data this morning
11:32:27 <Bill> I saw that
11:32:42 <Bill> I'll talk to the program lead on that on monday
11:32:48 <Bill> *Tuesday
11:32:49 <Bill> I dont work monday
11:34:33 <GO F&M (36)> we will see about Giant and F&M - both are early in their intervals and pass their shortest intervals soon. F&M statistically has shorter intervals than Giant...
11:34:41 <Eric (8)> Bill, you are awesome :-D
11:35:26 <ynpvisitor27> time will tell...
11:35:34 <Bill> ^^
11:35:54 <ynpvisitor27> ha ha
11:36:42 <Bill> We're working with the USGS to try to get better loggers
11:36:55 <Eric (8)> Yes, looks like a horse race between F&M and Giant...both look statistically ready to go :-D
11:37:14 <Dave from B™> I'm betting with Graham
11:37:26 <Eric (8)> Very cool...I still think HD arial photography mapping of thermal areas would be a worthy project :-D
11:38:13 <Eric (8)> Especially the LGB and it's millions of holes.
11:38:18 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy
11:38:36 <Kevin L™> Daisy
11:38:42 <Bill> I'm working on that as well. On a couple different angles. There's a guy in the USGS who studies thermal areas with thermal in aerial/sat imagery. I'm going to see if i can get some better stuff from him because our aerial sucks.
11:38:49 <Betty> is that Daisy?
11:38:58 <Eric (8)> Daisy
11:39:14 <Bill> I'm also working on LiDAR, which if they let me have my way will be about 2cm resolution. I'd fly it on a drone with TIR, LiDAR and RGB imagery
11:39:23 <Bill> The problem is.... drone.
11:40:38 <ynpvisitor999®> you could let the drone fly above the set trails, so that in case of a drone malfunction, it'll have a high chance on falling on that trail
11:40:51 <Eric (8)> The guys at CVO have been doing really cool work with arial them. They are using it for sediment research, but the ideas could definitely overlap.
11:41:23 <Bill> I think we're going to try to bring in an outside team and contract them so the park can see the value, then let us do it on our own because it's cheaper
11:41:30 <Bill> I have been Eric
11:41:47 <Bill> A lot of people in CVO are also in YVO
11:41:59 <Eric (8)> That drone work sounds pretty awesome the idea of LiDAR
11:42:44 <Eric (8)> Awesome...however it gets done, it would live on in the history books!
11:43:30 <Bill> It'd be nice! I'll work on it over the winter when i have time to write a proposal
11:43:53 <Eric (8)> Makes sense, field work in the summer, desk work in the winter :-D
11:44:13 <Jake> that's great on the bluetooth loggers. with a functional webcam, they would be unnecessary for picking up eruptions for the purposes of making predictions for interp rangers in the field on Grand, Daisy, Castle since almost every eruption is seen on the webcam
11:44:22 <Jake> Great Fountain makes sense to have one
11:44:31 <Jake> especially Fountain if interp ever went out there
11:44:54 <Bill> They're stretched pretty thin
11:44:58 <Eric (8)> Never seen an interp at Fountain :-(
11:45:00 <Bill> I've learned that's a theme around here
11:45:10 <Jake> for Fountain, you could charge $ for an app for tour guides if they can find out the last eruption and get a prediction
11:45:59 <Jake> it's all the OTHER geysers that could benefit from bluetooth if gazers become a network of devices that can read and upload data
11:46:14 <GO F&M (36)> tour guides wouldnt wait anyway .... gazers would tho
11:46:29 <Jake> but I suppose the real value is rangers can show visitors some graphs on the spot even if it doesn't add much value to data gathering
11:46:35 <Eric (8)> No, but they would plan on getting there during the high probability time.
11:46:49 <Bill> That's actually an interesting perspective, Jake. I hadnt really considered the usefulness of loggers of areas with camera coverage
11:46:50 <Jake> very few tour guides would care enough
11:47:14 <Bill> I think they'd be worth having there in case the camera went down, or there wasnt 24/7 coverage, but it's still a valid point
11:47:34 <Eric (8)> If visitors could backpack logger data out of LGB and upload when wifi is available, it would be huge.
11:47:36 <Jake> yes, they could fill in some holes when the camera is down or its too dark
11:47:55 <GO F&M (36)> tours get there when they drive past .... the only place they try and time it is OF
11:48:32 <GO F&M (36)> or the cam is snowed over
11:49:52 <Bill> I think rebecca and myself are going to try to come up with some kind of citizen science projects
11:49:57 <Bill> again over the winter
11:50:14 <Jake> I dream big. first step is trying them out in the field and see how long they last and if they're simple enough to use
11:50:15 <Bill> but i'm open to any input from outside sources
11:51:47 <GO F&M (36)> Grotto would be good for bluetooth since its not easy to get data from the cam
11:52:06 <GO F&M (36)> and Aurum :) Where is Kevin?
11:52:11 <Kevin L™> Artemesia too
11:52:15 <Dave from B™> Oblong as well
11:52:46 <ynpvisitor999®> Riverside is also very hard to see at nights without a moon
11:52:51 <Bill> Artemesia would be too far from the path. Actually right this second i'm working on getting loggers together to deploy to various places. Artemesia is one
11:53:02 <Bill> None of them are going to be bluetooth though
11:53:15 <Bill> Those are going to be ones that need to be accessed by rangers, or short term projects of ours
11:53:28 <Bill> They only hold 2 months of data and that can make our busy lives busier
11:53:57 <Bill> The 2-3 year goal is still telemetered loggers
11:53:57 <ynpvisitor999®> by the way, Bill, the Split Cone logger logged -888°C for pretty much half July through November 2017. Don't know if that's still the case for the logger
11:54:27 <Bill> interesting. I actually wasnt aware of that one
11:54:32 <Kevin L™> Rocket start!
11:55:06 <Bill> SC got pulled yesterday. It's gonna be replaced
11:55:12 <Kevin L™> Did the lightning strick do anything to the Split Cone logger?
11:55:15 <Bill> we didnt know about that problem though.
11:55:25 <ynpvisitor999®> I just noticed it now too, when I was checking the most recent SC files
11:55:32 <Kevin L™> Strike
11:55:32 <Bill> doesnt look like it
11:55:49 <Bill> Looking at a pic my team took yesterday
11:56:24 <ynpvisitor999®> 7492,17/06/27 14:07:03,-888.880 is the first -888°C in the file
11:56:49 <Bill> Gotcha. This is the first time I'd been checked since I've been in the park
11:56:55 <Bill> Good eye
11:58:23 <ynpvisitor999®> said file's named Split_Cone_Geyser.csv (not to be confused with Split Cone Geyser.csv)
11:58:30 <Dave from B™> Bill, does your department have a need for volunteers? You might get some help from gazers
11:59:53 <Bill> yes and no. This year not so much. We needed some help for a volunteer to go out and do thermal inventory in NGB
12:00:15 <Bill> Good now though, but as we go forward i think we're going to be making more projects that could use volunteers
12:00:26 <Bill> I want to get a better handle on changes in geyser basins
12:01:01 <Betty> Overlook!
12:01:19 <ynpvisitor999®> most likely part of the logger's electronics have been toasted, because @ 1406 on the same day, SC was struck by lightning and 1407:03 is the first time logged after the strike
12:01:22 <Betty> thx for the Friday shot :-)
12:01:44 <ynpvisitor63> :)
12:02:02 <Bill> Hah that'd be neat. It may just be the sensor
12:02:52 <Dave from B™> Don't remind me about that day
12:04:23 <ynpvisitor999®> the logger's being replaced anyway from what I've made up of it, so I guess while the logger's offline you can do tests with the sensor and logger
12:04:40 <Dave from B™> I was happy to make it to my OFL cabin
12:05:06 <Bill> That bad, Dave?
12:05:24 <Betty> Bill, If you want to see the lightning strike:
12:05:51 <Dave from B™> There were 2 extremely close lightning strikes including 1 that took out the cam
12:06:03 <ynpvisitor999®> SC
12:06:48 <Bill> Nice
12:06:52 <Bill> Thanks Betty
12:06:56 <WizardofOsmium> I was watching live
12:07:03 <Betty> me too
12:07:12 <Bill> esh
12:07:21 <Betty> ccam was down after that for days
12:07:32 <ynpvisitor999®> a whole month if I recall correctly
12:09:18 <ynpvisitor999®> good Lion push there
12:10:49 <Eric (8)> Yes, that strike blew out electronics in the entire area
12:11:18 <Eric (8)> Can't imagine a sensor or recording device surviving that anywhere near SC
12:33:34 <ynpvisitor27> getting toasty out there
12:34:58 <ynpvisitor63> To hot for mosquitoes
12:35:28 <ynpvisitor63> too*
12:44:45 <Kevin L™> Not too much cooler than down here. 98°.
12:46:43 <Betty> we cooled down, thankfully. 76 today :-)
12:46:59 <ynpvisitor999®> webcam's tired again
12:47:07 <Kevin L™> That is nice Betty
12:47:10 <Betty> zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
12:48:34 <Betty> that was about 4 hard hot weeks
12:50:37 <Dave from B™> 95 here headed to 100
12:52:00 <Kevin L™> Does that mean the webcam is retired DG?
12:52:30 <Betty> no, the camop
12:53:07 <Kevin L™> We are supposed to cool down to the mid 100's now and even have a 99° in the forecast!
13:14:53 <Kevin L™> I am watching old game shows on Buzzr network. They have some of the old ads. It is funny seeing an ad for a Remington typewriter (although I do prefer other products they still make).
13:16:09 <ynpvisitor999®> webcam's tired againgrand
13:16:12 <ynpvisitor999®> Grand*
13:16:31 <ynpvisitor999®> gotta love the arrow keys
13:17:06 <WizardofOsmium> SHOWtime!
13:20:50 <ynpvisitor92> And people wonder why I do not like OF.
13:27:17 <ynpvisitor999®> short, ~1m53s
13:28:11 <ynpvisitor999®> Grand's done for too it seems
13:29:55 <ynpvisitor999®> T1Q | 12m00s
13:31:13 <ynpvisitor8> makes Xantera and Delaware North smile
13:36:35 <Kevin L™> Does Delaware North do Christmas on the 25th?
13:40:30 <ynpvisitor8> I have no Idea, all the blurbs say 'for park employes'
13:42:36 <Kevin L™> I really enjoyed going into Hams with the Christmas music and decorations.
13:53:42 <ynpvisitor8> everyone of the Hams inthe park that I have been in, late August always have had Christmas Music and decorations
13:55:18 <Kevin L™> I didn't know if Delaware North took over the tradition now that they have ruined everything else about the stores.
13:56:28 <ynpvisitor53> dont hold back Kevin, tell us what you really think?
13:56:50 <ynpvisitor8> in store
13:57:23 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy
13:57:26 <Kevin L™> Hams were such great stores. Now they and a Nieman Marcus wannabe.
13:57:52 <ynpvisitor999®> GHP 1348
13:58:24 <ynpvisitor8> hit the right button this time
13:58:47 <Kevin L™> It would be fun to see Giant on the cam again.
13:59:33 <Dave from B™> On the last go around, there was a short GHP interval (under 4 hours) the day before Giant erupted
13:59:52 <Dave from B™> This interval was 3:33
13:59:54 <ynpvisitor999®> reading through the 1015 GHP text, it looks like Giant should've gone on that one if it could've put out more volume
14:01:43 <GO GIANT> also Mastiff didnt sustain which is important
14:01:54 <GO GIANT> so 2 strikes against it
14:02:12 <ynpvisitor8> I like it when DG is here, all I have to do is point :)
14:02:19 <GO GIANT> i wonder if anyone is watching F&M?
14:03:24 <ynpvisitor999®> I think now some will watch it, as it'll probably be another couple of hours before there will be a good GHP
14:04:36 <GO GIANT> woldnt surprise me if someone was there. its easy to get from one to the other ... unless theres a hot period AND event cycle at the same time
14:05:05 <ynpvisitor8> I like early morning F&Ms, they show good on the cam
14:05:25 <Kevin L™> Great rainbows
14:05:27 <GO GIANT> i like them too since I am often down there early
14:05:50 <Kevin L™> Even had 360° rainbows from F&M.
14:06:02 <ynpvisitor8> nice
14:06:51 <Kevin L™> You also can get 360° moonbows in the Castle steam phase under a full moon.
14:25:17 <ynpvisitor8> 91°
14:25:46 <Kevin L™> That is toasty up there.
14:32:54 <Dave from B™> add 10F for our current temp
14:33:42 <GO GIANT> all you need t odo is walk into the cold storage
14:34:28 <Kevin L™> Add 11° here. No snow in sight....
14:35:14 <GO GIANT> thats a relief Kevin
14:35:30 <GO GIANT> both in low temp and no snow
14:36:59 <ynpvisitor999®> Subtract 32°F and you have our current temperature
14:43:08 <ynpvisitor999®> Castle major
14:45:38 <ynpvisitor999®> SB's NV hits 10-15' in several occasions, SV 5-10', per both SB notes
14:46:15 <ynpvisitor999®> Cistern reached overflow sometime yesterday
14:47:15 <GO GIANT> looks like a fairly sloiw build up again ... maybe going for the 14 days again
14:48:31 <GO GIANT> of course it will mess with Eric and go as he is approaching the park
14:49:01 <Dave from B™> Nope...Steamboat is much nicer to ERic
14:50:28 <ynpvisitor999®> I could go bold and say 14d12h±24h, but for now I'm not going to (though use it as you like), as there are too few data points post-disturbance
14:51:13 <GO GIANT> what we really need to know is when Dave is sneaking in
14:51:25 <GO GIANT> although i think he will keep it quiet next time
14:52:36 <Dave from B™> I'm going in October when there isn't much daylight
14:52:39 <GO GIANT> i really do want you to see it :)
14:53:12 <GO GIANT> take the thermals
14:53:55 <GO GIANT> and more eruptions next year too
14:54:05 <GO GIANT> it doesnt have to stop this year
14:57:23 <Dave from B™> At this point, I'm trying not to think about the Big 3. Maybe my wife and I will sneak in for a weekend or two in October
15:00:23 <GO GIANT> that was a ong Castle interval, 15h21
15:00:25 <Dave from B™> I'm thrilled that so many people have caught Steamboat. Not too many people had seen it before this year
15:00:50 <Dave from B™> People went nuts for a steam phase before this year
15:01:13 <GO GIANT> al the fall gazers start coming soon too, so hopefully more reports and sightings
15:01:46 <GO GIANT> i know Dave, i remember the dash up there at night and stayong to see hours 2-10 until daylight
15:02:36 <Dave from B™> ..
15:03:35 <GO GIANT> wb
15:04:10 <GO GIANT> and this year its different with the mixed steam and water
15:04:12 <Dave from B™> I seem to be quitting often today
15:15:37 <ynpvisitor21> 92 in the basin, that is toasty
15:25:23 <ynpvisitor999®> SC
15:28:09 <Eric (8)> I already did the calcs and assumed SB would go right before I get there. I really want to catch Feather and Mortar :-D
15:28:28 <Eric (8)> We have someone pass out on the BW?
15:28:51 <ynpvisitor8> take it away Gary
15:29:37 <Eric (8)> wow...what is the record high temperature at OF?
15:30:14 <ynpvisitor999®> it's 92°F at the moment
15:30:36 <Eric (8)> Record High at yellowstone lake is 92!
15:31:31 <GO GIANT> i wonder how many people at the Inn are asking Micah for air conditioning
15:31:36 <Dave from B™> Eric, have you seen F&M before?
15:31:47 <Dave from B™> Or a room with a TV
15:32:11 <ynpvisitor21> I think SB might still be in play when you arrive Eric
15:32:18 <GO GIANT> whats the wifi password?
15:32:20 <Eric (8)> Yes, I have seen the holes in the ground :-P
15:32:37 <Eric (8)> Never seen F&M erupt :-(
15:32:51 <GO GIANT> they go wooooshhhhhh Eric
15:33:03 <Dave from B™> So, you can try to get 3 things off the bucket list: Giant, GHP and F&M
15:33:04 <Eric (8)> I want to see lots of wooooooshhhhh
15:33:17 <Betty> really wooooooshhhh
15:33:20 <ynpvisitor21> Chance for another SB, or F&M chance...hmmm...SB?
15:33:20 <Eric (8)> Yep...aka Feather & Mortar
15:33:23 <Dave from B™> Nothing quite like F&M
15:33:39 <Eric (8)> With a Giant dessert.
15:34:05 <Eric (8)> Yes, making sure I can get our bikes attached to my new car is the priority right now.
15:34:56 <ynpvisitor21> Notice no one is reporting F&M event cycles. They are focused on Giant
15:34:57 <GO GIANT> didnt you see a Feather eruption Eric? cant remember, thats all I saw at Giant, well SW vents too
15:35:02 <Dave from B™> Sounds like fun
15:35:23 <ynpvisitor21> New car? Maybe stay away from SB!!
15:36:41 <Dave from B™> Don't park on the amin road all day or they will think you are MIA
15:45:53 <Dave from B™> Time to head out. Have a great weekend everyone! Go GIANT
15:46:15 <Betty> same to you Dave
15:46:27 <ynpvisitor999®> night Dave
15:46:41 <GO GIANT> have a good evening Dave
15:46:41 <Eric (8)> night Dave
15:46:53 <ynpvisitor27> stay cool
15:46:53 <Eric (8)> Nope, kept missing feather Graham :-9
15:46:56 <Eric (8)> :-(
15:47:20 <Eric (8)> Saw many cycles, but feather stayed quiet
15:48:22 <GO GIANT> get a good hot period and you can add 10 geysers even if Giant doesnt erupt :)
15:48:32 <Dave from B™> Eric, I see a Giant future ahead of you!
15:48:34 <ynpvisitor999®> :)
15:49:24 <Eric (8)> Yep, I hope to catch more of those holes on the Giant platform erupting this trip.
15:50:05 <Eric (8)> I will just follow Tara around everywhere, she doesn't seem to miss Giant too often
15:54:13 <ynpvisitor27> plan to spend a lot of time listening to a violin
15:54:27 <GO GIANT> haha
15:55:36 <ynpvisitor27> she has a good window for it this time, no work now until Sunday evening
15:55:44 <ynpvisitor999®> that's a new one: a Constant major
15:57:50 <ynpvisitor27> someone hit one too many buttons on the app
15:58:59 <GO GIANT> maybe multiple eruptions should be shown as majors, its listed as a 3 burst
15:59:48 <ynpvisitor999®> possibly
16:01:02 <GO GIANT> is Split Cone broken DG?
16:01:28 <ynpvisitor999®> I don't know
16:02:43 <Eric (8)> Yes, I missed her playing last trip....but I have heard it is wonderful.
16:11:15 <Kevin L™> Stay away from rocks with your new car Eric.
16:16:17 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy
16:16:48 <Eric (8)> I heard they jump out at new cars!
16:17:04 <Eric (8)> I do have a backup camera that helps a lot with not hitting them :-D
16:18:33 <Kevin L™> What is the difference between an AVC file and a MPEG-4?
16:19:18 <Eric (8)> AVC is the compression used on the video within an mpeg-4 container
16:19:57 <Eric (8)> so avc defines how the bits are changed into video and mp4 is the file structure that stores those bits, along with the audio and other information about the video.
16:20:32 <Kevin L™> If size does not matter would the MPEG-4 be better?
16:20:55 <Eric (8)> they can be one in the same....usually avc compressed video is within an mp4 file
16:21:56 <Kevin L™> I am just putting some old video into files and I wanted to use the cleanest way.
16:22:21 <Kevin L™> All of it is low def
16:23:36 <Eric (8)> avc files are great...good compression and good quality
16:23:48 <Eric (8)> fairly easy for most modern computers to playback
16:23:59 <Betty> time for sleep, night all
16:24:04 <Eric (8)> night betty
16:24:24 <Kevin L™> Night Betty. Keep your window open.
16:24:41 <ynpvisitor999®> night Betty
17:44:45 <ynpvisitor999®> SC
18:16:22 <ynpvisitor999®> Dep
18:17:14 <Kevin L™> At least something likes us
18:19:54 <ynpvisitor999®> Lion delayed itself @ 1209 by doing an initial-like splash/surge
18:30:43 <ynpvisitor999®> Daisy
18:33:18 <GO GIANT> I see we have had several series of 5 Grand eruptions within 24h
18:34:46 <GO GIANT> including the last 5
18:35:08 <GO GIANT> and the next if it goes by 1922
18:37:45 <GO GIANT> I have not seen 5 in one day yet this year
18:41:50 <ynpvisitor999®> I'm calling it a day. Enjoy Lion, if it goes before dark. Also, if you're watching the sky tonight, enjoy the Perseid meteors.
18:42:18 <GO GIANT> goodnight/morning
19:01:52 <Kevin L™> zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
19:26:30 <ynpvisitor62> lion
19:35:07 <Kevin L™> The Aurum sleeps tonight. And last night. And the night before that....
19:36:24 <ynpvisitor8> A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
19:36:34 <Kevin L™> Grand
19:43:53 <ynpvisitor62> Split Cone
19:44:15 <Kevin L™> 8m
19:47:17 <Kevin L™> Looks lik 1b