Tag Archives: Volcanology

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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Will she blow? Magma Chamber Inflation at Santorini Caldera

Recent geodetic unrest at Santorini caldera in the Aegean Sea may or may not foreshadow an eruption. Continue reading

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Io’s Magma Ocean Provides a View into Earth’s Past

Magnetic field data collected by NASA’s Galileo contains evidence of the magma sea. Continue reading

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EGU 2011: An Outdoor Volcano Laboratory: Lots of Questions and a few Answers

The wealth of data on Stromboli, past and present, provided ample material for a discussion at the general assembly of the European Geosciences Union, which was held earlier this month in Vienna.
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