New tools for forecasting steam-blast eruptions

hakoneSatellite data can pinpoint predictors of future explosive activity. Read more in Physics Today…

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How to build megaripples out of sand

dunes.jpgSorting of grains by steady winds produces rare formations larger than ripples but smaller than dunes.  Read more in Physics Today…

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A Kilauea eruption like no other

media_sizes_full_figure1-7.jpgThe famously active Hawaiian volcano typically erupts at existing fissures and triggers minor earthquakes. This latest event has no such limitations.  Read more at Physics Today…

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Forecasting steam-burst eruptions

A.Kato.JPGSatellite data can pinpoint the locations of potentially life-threatening geothermal events.  Read more in Physics Today…

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Mine Social Media Posts to Predict Flu

5EA166FC-6691-431F-BE654A34BEDC53A4Podcast on my article! Researchers used Twitter searches for nonflu words associated with behavior to predict flu outbreaks two weeks in advance. Listen to the podcast on Scientific American…

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An eruption mechanism for underwater volcanoes

Figure_1_Manga_v2.pngA new model explains how some lava that rises from the seafloor eventually sinks back down.  Read more in Physics Today…

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Lab experiments mimic the origin and growth of astrophysical magnetic fields

fig1.jpgA turbulent, laser-generated plasma can amplify magnetic fields to cosmic scales.  Read more in Physics Today (April 2018)…

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#Flu

Mining social media to predict outbreaks.  Read more in Scientific American (April 2018)…

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Move a plateau, change a climate

Tibet-PlateauPicClimate models explore how changes in the Tibetan Plateau’s latitudinal position and elevation may have affected ancient Asia’s climate.  Read more in Physics Today…

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Experiments support theory of cosmic magnetic field growth

Fig2bA turbulent, laser-generated plasma can dramatically amplify magnetic fields.  Read more in Physics Today…

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