Outburst

  • (noun): A sudden violent disturbance.
    Synonyms: tumultuous disturbance
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on outburst, outbursts:

Outburst Flood
... In geomorphology, an outburst flood, which is a type of megaflood, is a high-magnitude, low-frequency catastrophic flood involving the sudden release of water ... During the last deglaciation, numerous glacial lake outburst floods (GLOF) were caused by the collapse of either ice sheets or glaciers that formed the dams of proglacial lakes ... Examples of older outburst floods are known from the geological past of the Earth and inferred from geomorphological evidence on Mars ...
168P/Hergenrother
... and was expected to reach about apparent magnitude 15.2, but due to an outburst the comet reached apparent magnitude 8 ... As a result of the outburst of gas and dust, the comet was briefly more than 500 times brighter than it would have been without the outburst ...
Symbiotic Nova
... are slow irregular eruptive variable stars with very slow nova-like outbursts with an amplitude of between 9 and 11 magnitudes ... lobe so that matter is transferred to the white dwarf and accumulates until a nova-like outburst occurs, caused by ignition of thermonuclear fusion ... be simply due to time needed for growth of the ionization front in the outburst ...
R U Professional
... indie rock band The Mae Shi, inspired by the audio of a July 2008 outburst of actor Christian Bale on the set of Terminator Salvation ... twenty-four hours after the February 2, 2009 appearance of the Bale outburst on the internet ... released from The Mae Shi, the group explained that the audio from the Bale outburst "was so crazy" that they were inspired to record a song about it, further stating "it's a tribute song we made to celebrate the ...
Outburst (mining) - Effects of Outbursts
... Outbursts may range in severity from being barely noticeable, to causing the destruction of an entire mining panel, and throwing pieces of machinery weighing ... An outburst at Tahmoor Colliery, in NSW, Australia in June 1985 involved the ejection of 350 tonnes of coal and rock and over 3000 cubic metres of gas, resulting in one fatality ... Another outburst at the nearby South Bulli Colliery in 1991 resulted in three fatalities, and yet another outburst at Westcliff Colliery in January 1994 involved 300 tonnes of coal and rock and ...

More definitions of "outburst":

  • (noun): A sudden violent happening.
    Example: "An outburst of heavy rain"
    Synonyms: burst, flare-up

Famous quotes containing the word outburst:

    War was then no longer this noble and unified outburst of souls in love with glory that he had imagined from Napoleon’s proclamations.
    Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783–1842)

    As soon as I suspect a fine effect is being achieved by accident I lose interest. I am not interested ... in unskilled labor.... The scientific actor is an even worker. Any one may achieve on some rare occasion an outburst of genuine feeling, a gesture of imperishable beauty, a ringing accent of truth; but your scientific actor knows how he did it. He can repeat it again and again and again. He can be depended on.
    Minnie Maddern Fiske (1865–1932)