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Re: deep water = less ejecta?



Not qualitatively, according to my understanding; the heat of the vapor 
obviously dissipates quickly relative to liquid due in part to the many point 
sources involved. Also as the the vapor condenses it extracts heat from the 
atmosphere. 

A jet of steam is devastating at close range, but cools quickly, whereas a jet 
of liquid water (or molten rock) will hold it's heat much further/longer...

Don

----- Original Message ----
From: john bois <jbois@verizon.net>
To: habib@jhmi.edu; dinosaur@usc.edu
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2008 1:21:50 PM
Subject: Re: deep water = less ejecta?


>The 
heat 
energy 
in 
the 
water 
vapor 
would 
still 
be 
transferred 
to 
the 
>atmosphere, 
and 
thanks 
to 
the 
high 
heat 
capacity 
of 
water, 
it 
would 
be 
able 
>to 
travel 
further 
before 
completely 
unloading 
its 
heat 
energy.

Is 
this 
as 
true 
for 
vapor 
as 
it 
is 
for 
liquid 
water?