Lava Cooling at Heimaey

Lava-Cooling Operations During the 1973 Eruption of Eldfell Volcano, Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-724
(html webpage)

Up north there’s a town called Heimaey,
And no-one’s as badass as they.
When the hot lava flows,
They just pull out a hose,
And the lava’s turned back by cold spray.

Citation:
Includes English translations of:
Þorbjörn Sigurgeirsson, 1974, Hraunkæling [Lava cooling]: Tíminn, 19 January 1974, p. 8, 9, and 13. Slightly revised version of a lecture given by Prof. Thorbjörn Sigurgeirsson at Norræna húsið; [Nordic House], Reykjavík, Iceland, on 4 November 1973. English translation by unknown U.S. Department of State translator. Additional translation and edit by Richard S. Williams, Jr., U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Field Center, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 025431598.

Valdimar Kr. Jónsson and Matthías Matthíasson, 1974, Hraunkæling á Heimaey – Verklegarframkvæmdir [Lava cooling on Heimaey – Methods and Procedures]: Tímarit Verkfræðingafélags Íslands, v. 59, no. 5, p. 70-81
and p. 83. English translation by Sigrún Rockmaker, Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State. Additional translation and edit by Richard S. Williams, Jr., U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Field Center, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543-1598.

Two Masters’ Theses from the University of Massachussetts, Boston

The Marketplace of Boston: Macrobotanical Remains from Faneuil Hall
pdf at UMB’s Scholarworks

A young farmer’s son from Nantucket
Took to Boston some fruit in a bucket,
Where they said “Give it here,
“And we’ll eat with good cheer,
“And then in the harbor we’ll chuck it.”

Meyers, Ciana Faye, “The Marketplace of Boston: Macrobotanical Remains from Faneuil Hall” (2011). Graduate Masters Theses. Paper 78.

(she said I couldn’t do it, and gave me the idea for this whole thing. …well she said I couldn’t do a dirty one. There *is* a dirty version, but it’s terrible in several different senses of the word.)

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A Viking Age Political Economy from Soil Core Tephrochronology
pdf at UMB’s Scholarworks

As an Icelander said to his wife,
“I am tired of Viking and strife.
“Let’s tend to our homefield
“And see to our hay yield
“And then we’ll be well-set for life.”

Catlin, Kathryn Anne, “A Viking Age Political Economy from Soil Core Tephrochronology” (2011). Graduate Masters Theses. Paper 61.

(Hey Kat! Finish your paper about this!)