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Volcano cliffs can affect monitoring data, study finds

March 25, 2019

New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and co-authored by the University of Bristol reveals…
How magma climbs the crustal ladder between eruptions

October 19, 2018

Eruption patterns in a New Zealand volcanic system reveal how the movement of magma rising through the crust…
Volcano under ice sheet suggests thickening of West Antarctic ice is short-term

September 18, 2018

A region of West Antarctica is behaving differently from most of the continent’s ice: A large patch of…
Scientists are developing a new method to predict volcanic eruptions

January 24, 2018

Volcanic eruptions may make for a good movie plot, but they are actually terrifying and extremely dangerous. 1…
Land-sea experiment will track earthquakes, volcanoes along Alaska Peninsula

September 8, 2017

The National Science Foundation is funding the largest marine seismic-monitoring effort yet along the Alaska Peninsula, a region…
Hot spot at Hawaii? Not so fast

August 21, 2017

Through analysis of volcanic tracks, Rice University geophysicists have concluded that hot spots like those that formed the…
Magma reservoirs key to volcanic eruptions

June 5, 2017

New study shows the importance of large reservoirs in creating Earth’s most powerful volcanic eruptions and explains why…
Death by volcano?

May 30, 2017

Anyone concerned by the idea that people might try to combat global warming by injecting tons of sulfate…
New study documents aftermath of a supereruption, and expands size of Toba magma system

May 17, 2017

The rare but spectacular eruptions of supervolcanoes can cause massive destruction and affect climate patterns on a global…
Geologist studies South Pacific volcano that’s been erupting continuously for hundreds of years

April 19, 2017

For two weeks last fall, Ingrid Ukstins lived life on the wild and dangerous side. The University of Iowa…
Underwater volcano’s eruption captured in exquisite detail by seafloor observatory

December 16, 2016

The cracking, bulging and shaking from the eruption of a mile-high volcano where two tectonic plates separate has…
Volcanic eruption masked acceleration in sea level rise

August 11, 2016

The cataclysmic 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines masked the full impact of greenhouse gases on…
Traces of water in one of the biggest valleys on Mars

July 8, 2016

With a length of 600 kilometres and a depth of up to two kilometres, Mawrth Vallis is one…
Volcanoes get quiet before they erupt!

June 30, 2016

When dormant volcanoes are about to erupt, they show some predictive characteristics—seismic activity beneath the volcano starts to…
Arc volcano releases mix of material from Earth’s mantle and crust

June 15, 2016

Volcanoes are an explosive and mysterious process by which molten rock from Earth’s interior escapes back into the…
Supervolcanoes like Yellowstone may have been more active in the past

June 3, 2016

Geophysical monitoring of the ground above active supervolcanoes, like the one located in Yellowstone National Park, shows that…
New insight into interaction of volcanic ash with jet engines

April 5, 2016

Scientists at the University of Liverpool and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich have developed a new method…
How rivers of hot ash and gas move when a supervolcano erupts

March 9, 2016

Supervolcanoes capable of unleashing hundreds of times the amount of magma that was expelled during the Mount St.…
Increase in volcanic eruptions at the end of the ice age caused by melting ice caps and glacial erosion

February 2, 2016

Researchers have found that glacial erosion and melting ice caps both played a key role in driving the…
Study finds ‘frictional heat’ as a new trigger for explosive eruptions

January 5, 2016

A new study into magma ascent by geoscientists at the University of Liverpool has found that temperature may…
Iceland volcano’s eruption shows how sulfur particles influence clouds

December 10, 2015

It has long been suspected that sulfur emissions can brighten clouds. Water droplets tend to clump around particles…
Investigating the effects of volcanoes on climate

November 30, 2015

Researchers investigating the potential impact of volcanic eruptions on climate in the world’s polar regions have concluded that…
Decade-long volcanic eruptions may not have caused global extinctions

November 25, 2015

The climatic and environmental effects of lava flows and sulfur emissions that lasted for years or decades in…
Supervolcanoes likely triggered externally, study finds

November 5, 2015

Supervolcanoes, massive eruptions with potential global consequences, appear not to follow the conventional volcano mechanics of internal pressure…
Study shows ancient Salvadoran village buried by ash frozen in time

November 5, 2015

A continuing look at a Maya village in El Salvador frozen in time by a blanket of volcanic…
Simulating path of ‘magma mush’ inside an active volcano

October 2, 2015

Months of warning signs from Mauna Loa, on Hawaii’s Big Island, prompted the U.S. Geological Survey to recently…
Asteroid impact, volcanism were one-two punch for dinosaurs

October 2, 2015

Berkeley geologists have uncovered compelling evidence that an asteroid impact on Earth 66 million years ago accelerated the…
Scientists discover world’s longest continental volcanic hotspot track

September 15, 2015

Scientists from the University of Aberdeen and the Australian National University (ANU) have discovered the world’s longest known…
CT scan of Earth links deep mantle plumes with volcanic hotspots

September 3, 2015

University of California, Berkeley, seismologists have produced for the first time a sharp, three-dimensional scan of Earth’s interior…
American volcanoes: Complacency, uncertainty contribute to risks

September 3, 2015

In 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted in Washington State, killing 57 people and destroying hundreds of homes. The…
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