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Volcano cliffs can affect monitoring data

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 02:58
New research reveals that sharp variations of the surface of volcanoes can affect data collected by monitoring equipment.

2018's biggest volcanic eruption of sulfur dioxide

Thu, 28/02/2019 - 17:35
The Manaro Voui volcano on the island of Ambae in the nation of Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean made the 2018 record books. A NASA-NOAA satellite confirmed Manaro Voui had the largest eruption of sulfur dioxide that year.

'Amazing snapshots' plumb volcanic depths

Thu, 28/02/2019 - 15:36
Research shedding light on the internal 'plumbing' of volcanoes may help scientists better understand volcanic eruptions and unrest. The study analyzed crystals in Italy's famous Mount Etna to reveal how quickly magma moves to the surface.

Satellite images reveal interconnected plumbing system that caused Bali volcano to erupt

Thu, 14/02/2019 - 14:46
A team of scientists has used satellite technology provided by the European Space Agency to uncover why the Agung volcano in Bali erupted in November 2017 after 50 years of dormancy.

Extratropical volcanoes influence climate more than assumed

Mon, 28/01/2019 - 18:22
The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991 had a significant impact on climate, decreasing global mean temperature by about 0.5°C. Like the famous eruptions of Krakatau (1883) and Tambora (1815), Pinatubo is located in the tropics, which has been considered an important factor underlying its strong climate forcing. New research shows that explosive extratropical eruptions can have a strong impact on the climate too.

Large volcanic eruption in Scotland may have contributed to prehistoric global warming

Thu, 24/01/2019 - 14:47
Around 56 million years ago, global temperatures spiked. Researchers now show that a major explosive eruption from the Red Hills on the Isle of Skye may have been a contributing factor to the massive climate disturbance.

Deep low-frequency earthquakes indicate migration of magmatic fluids beneath Laacher See Volcano

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 16:28
Magma could rise from the upper mantle into the middle and upper crust beneath the Laacher See Volcano (Germany). The scientists present evidence of deep and low-frequency earthquakes caused by magma movements under the Laacher See Volcano.

Scientists brew lava and blow it up to better understand volcanoes

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 16:54
What happens when lava and water meet? Explosive experiments with humanmade lava are helping to answer this important question. This long-term, ongoing study aims to shed light on the basic physics of lava-water interactions, which are common in nature but poorly understood.

Volcanoes fed by 'mush' reservoirs rather than molten magma chambers

Tue, 04/12/2018 - 16:25
Volcanoes are not fed by molten magma formed in large chambers finds a new study, overturning classic ideas about volcanic eruptions.