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Optical seismometer survives "hellish" summit of Caribbean volcano
The heights of La Soufrière de Guadeloupe volcano can be hellish, sweltering at more than 48 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit) and swathed in billows of acidic gas. (2020-08-05)
Texas cave sediment upends meteorite explanation for global cooling
Texas researchers from the University of Houston, Baylor University and Texas A&M University have discovered evidence for why the earth cooled dramatically 13,000 years ago, dropping temperatures by about 3 degrees Centigrade. (2020-07-31)
A new chemical analysis upends conventional explanation for global cooling
Scientists have long known the earth cooled dramatically about 13,000 years ago, and the most likely explanation has been that it was caused by a massive object slamming into earth from space or bursting in the atmosphere. (2020-07-31)
Scientists reveal an explosive secret hidden beneath seemingly trustworthy volcanoes
An international team of volcanologists working on remote islands in the Galápagos Archipelago has found that volcanoes which reliably produce small basaltic lava eruptions hide chemically diverse magmas in their underground plumbing systems - including some with the potential to generate explosive activity. (2020-07-28)
Photos may improve understanding of volcanic processes
The shape of volcanoes and their craters provide critical information on their formation and eruptive history. (2020-07-20)
Alaskan volcano linked to mysterious period with extreme climate in ancient Rome
The cold, famine and unrest in ancient Rome and Egypt after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BCE has long been shrouded in mystery. (2020-07-10)
How volcanoes explode in the deep sea
Explosive volcanic eruptions are possible deep down in the sea -- although the water masses exert enormous pressure there. (2020-06-29)
3D magnetotelluric imaging reveals magma recharging beneath Weishan volcano
Researches have succeeded in obtaining a high-resolution 3D resistivity model of approximately 20 km depth beneath the Weishan volcano in the Wudalianchi volcanic field (WVF) for the first time. (2020-06-28)
Eruption of Alaska's Okmok volcano linked to period of extreme cold in ancient Rome
An international team of scientists and historians has found evidence connecting an unexplained period of extreme cold in ancient Rome with an unlikely source: a massive eruption of Alaska's Okmok volcano, located on the opposite side of the Earth. (2020-06-22)
Climate change and the rise of the Roman Empire and the fall of the Ptolemies
The assassination of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March in 44 B.C.E. triggered a 17-year power struggle that ultimately ended the Roman Republic leading to the rise of the Roman Empire. (2020-06-22)
Volcanic activity and changes in Earth's mantle were key to rise of atmospheric oxygen
Evidence from rocks billions of years old suggest that volcanoes played a key role in the rise of oxygen in the atmosphere of the early Earth. (2020-06-09)
Scientists decipher the role of carbon and the break-up of continents
An international collaboration has led scientists to new insights into the storage and dynamic transfer of carbon below thick and very old continental crust currently published in the journal Nature titled, Displacement of cratonic mantle and lithospheric channeling concentrates deep carbon during continental rifting. (2020-06-03)
Philippine volcanic eruption could prompt El Niño warming next winter
Climatological models suggest that gases from an erupting Philippine volcano could have significant impact on the global climate if more explosive eruptions occur. (2020-06-02)
How drones can monitor explosive volcanoes
Due to high risk for researchers, the imaging of active volcanoes has so far been a great challenge in volcanology. (2020-05-25)
Researchers reveal largest and hottest shield volcano on Earth
Researchers from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa revealed the largest and hottest shield volcano on Earth--Pūhāhonu, a volcano within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. (2020-05-14)
A tale of two kinds of volcanoes
At an idyllic island in the Mediterranean Sea, ocean covers up the site of a vast volcanic explosion from 3200 years ago. (2020-05-09)
Excessive rain triggered 2018 Kīlauea volcano eruption, study finds
Excessive and sustained rainfall triggered the 2018 eruption of Kīlauea volcano in Hawaii, according to researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. (2020-04-22)
Study suggests rainfall triggered 2018 Kīlauea eruption
In May 2018 Kīlauea volcano on the island of Hawaii erupted, touching off months of intense activity. (2020-04-22)
A new tool to predict volcanic eruptions
Earth's atmosphere is made up of 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen, a mixture that is unique in the solar system. (2020-04-15)
Tree rings could pin down Thera volcano eruption date
Research led by the University of Arizona Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research has anchored a long sequence of tree rings, providing context for the civilizations that existed throughout the Bronze and Iron Ages, including the eruption of Thera. (2020-03-30)
South American volcano showing early warning signs of 'potential collapse', research shows
One of South America's most prominent volcanoes is producing early warning signals of a potential collapse, new research has shown. (2020-02-18)
Peeking at the plumbing of one of the Aleutian's most-active volcanoes
A new approach to analyzing seismic data reveals deep vertical zones of low seismic velocity in the plumbing system underlying Alaska's Cleveland volcano, one of the most-active of the more than 70 Aleutian volcanoes. (2020-02-04)
Pre-eruption seismograms recovered for 1980 Mount St. Helens event
Nearly 40 years ago, analog data tapes faithfully recorded intense seismic activity in the two months before the historic eruption of Mount St. (2020-01-30)
Formation of a huge underwater volcano offshore the Comoros
A submarine volcano was formed off the island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean in 2018. (2020-01-06)
Volcano F is the origin of the floating stones
Since August a large accumulation of pumice has been drifting in the Southwest Pacific towards Australia. (2019-12-09)
Researchers discover a new, young volcano in the Pacific
Researchers from Tohoku University have discovered a new petit-spot volcano at the oldest section of the Pacific Plate. (2019-12-04)
Silverswords may be gone with the wind
In a new study in the Ecological Society of America's journal Ecological Monographs, researchers seek to understand recent population declines of Haleakalā silverswords and identify conservation strategies for the future. (2019-12-04)
Living at the edge of an active volcano: Risk from lava flows on Mount Etna
On Mt. Etna volcano, inhabited areas have been inundated repeatedly by lava flows in historical times. (2019-11-25)
Volcanoes under pressure
When will the next eruption take place? Examination of samples from Indonesia's Mount Merapi show that the explosivity of stratovolcanoes rises when mineral-rich gases seal the pores and microcracks in the uppermost layers of stone. (2019-11-15)
Volcanic ash sparks a new discovery
Imagine you're getting ready to fly to your favorite vacation destination when suddenly a volcano erupts, sending massive amounts of volcanic ash into the atmosphere, and forcing the cancellation of your flight. (2019-10-21)
What happens under the Yellowstone Volcano
A recent study by Bernhard Steinberger of the German GeoForschungsZentrum and colleagues in the USA helps to better understand the processes in the Earth's interior beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano. (2019-10-17)
Early warning signals heralded fatal collapse of Krakatau volcano
On 22 December 2018, a flank of the Anak Krakatau plunged into the Sunda strait between the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java, triggering a tsunami that killed 430 people. (2019-10-01)
Researchers unveil new volcanic eruption forecasting technique
Volcanic eruptions and their ash clouds pose a significant hazard to population centers and air travel, especially those that show few to no signs of unrest beforehand. (2019-09-10)
Scientists who raced to study Kilauea's lava as it fueled rare phytoplankton bloom find surprise
Results from a rapid-response oceanographic expedition in the North Pacific reveal a surprise about how lava from the Kilauea Volcano, which erupted on the island of Hawai'i during the summer of 2018, triggered a vast phytoplankton bloom. (2019-09-05)
Kilauea eruption fosters algae bloom in North Pacific Ocean
USC Dornsife and University of Hawaii researchers get a rare opportunity to study the immediate impact of lava from the Kilauea volcano on the marine environment surrounding the Hawaiian islands. (2019-09-05)
The 'universal break-up criterion' of hot, flowing lava?
Thomas Jones' 'universal break-up criterion' won't help with meltdowns of the heart, but it will help volcanologists study changing lava conditions in common volcanic eruptions. (2019-08-30)
Reconstructing Anak Krakatau flank collapse that caused Dec. 2018 Indonesian tsunami
A new study published in Geology presents the detailed observation of a tsunami-generating volcano collapse by remote sensing. (2019-08-30)
Crack in Pacific seafloor caused volcanic chain to go dormant
University of Houston geologists have discovered that 50 million years ago a chain of volcanoes between Northeast Asia and Russia were forced into a period of dormancy that lasted for 10 million years. (2019-08-26)
Underground links between quakes and eruptions of Japan's biggest active volcano
To better understand subsurface processes associated with earthquakes and eruptions of Mount Aso, Kyushu University researchers investigated a very long period (VLP) seismicity dataset collected over two years. (2019-08-22)
How do you forecast eruptions at volcanoes that sit 'on the cusp' for decades?
Some volcanoes take their time--experiencing protracted, years-long periods of unrest before eventually erupting. (2019-08-06)
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