Tag Archives: Volcanology

New tools for forecasting steam-blast eruptions

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

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A Kilauea eruption like no other

The famously active Hawaiian volcano typically erupts at existing fissures and triggers minor earthquakes. This latest event has no such limitations. Continue reading

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Forecasting steam-burst eruptions

Satellite data can pinpoint the locations of potentially life-threatening geothermal events.   Continue reading

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An eruption mechanism for underwater volcanoes

A new model explains how some lava that rises from the seafloor eventually sinks back down.   Continue reading

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Continental rift exposes mantle melting at work

Changes in the degree of melting of mantle rock explain uplift and subsidence patterns in New Zealand’s Taupo Volcanic Zone. Continue reading

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Finding the magma source for Mount St Helens

Seismic imaging reveals a cold mantle beneath the volcano and suggests that magma migrates from the east. Continue reading

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Active Mud Volcano Field Discovered off Southeast Alaska

A cruise to study landslide potential along an earthquake-prone fault found a surprising methane plume. Continue reading

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When you Can’t See the Volcano through the Clouds

Infrasound monitoring detects volcanic eruptions and contributes to public warning system. Continue reading

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AGU Chapman Conference 2012: Of Ash and Airplanes

Scientists share ideas about how to model and forecast volcanic ash concentrations and how to pronounce Icelandic names. Continue reading

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The Notorious E15 in Pictures

Physics Today’s Earth sciences correspondent took her camera on a field trip to the scourge of transatlantic air travelers in 2010, the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull. Continue reading

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