A Possible Explanation of the "Pyroclastic Flow" Comments?
So, of course, this evening was, as we all know, 9/11 documentary/docudrama-o-rama on, like every channel--even the one Canadian one we get here. (Possibly even Univision; my TV's guide function won't acknowledge its existence.)
One of the few I watched was on the History Channel. It was called American Vesuvius, and it was a guy who's studied Pompeii and Herculaneum--Charles Pellegrino--and was comparing certain of the effects of the eruption of Vesuvius with the collapse of WTC 1 and 2.
Now, clearly, the guy's focus has more to do with volcanoes than skyscrapers. He is, as it happens, an archaeologist with a very narrow specialization . . . but his cousin was killed instantly when the wing of one of the planes hit her office.
He mentioned several other vulcanological terms, such as column collapse. All of these are directly intended to be about volcanic eruption, but they had at least similar events occur when the towers themselves collapsed. Is it possible that this is where the concept that there was a "pyroclastic flow" from the WTC came from?
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