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August 31, 2015

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August 31, 2015

Identifying the Factors That Contribute to Flood Fatalities

Aug. 21, 2015 — Levels of economic development, population, investment, openness and education can all impact the total amount of human misery and economic devastation caused by floods, according to a new ... read more

Noise Produces Volcanic Seismicity, Akin to a Drumbeat

May 11, 2015 — Volcanoes are chaotic systems. They are difficult to model because the geophysical and chemical parameters in volcanic eruptions exhibit high levels of uncertainty. Scientists have further extended ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Geologists have tapped water in surface rocks to show how magma forms deep underground and produces explosive volcanoes in the Cascade ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Axial Seamount, an active underwater volcano located about 300 miles off the coast of Oregon and Washington, appears to be erupting -- after two scientists had forecast that such an event would take ... read more

May 1, 2015 — If a volcano erupts at the bottom of the sea, does anybody see it? If that volcano is Axial Seamount, about 300 miles offshore and 1 mile deep, the answer is now: ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — Scientists have new data on Ethiopia's Rift Valley and Aluto volcano, a major volcano in the region. Aluto is Ethiopia's main source of geothermal energy, a low-carbon resource that is ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — The 'seismic crisis' around the region of the Chiles and Cerro Negro de Mayasquer volcanoes near the Columbia-Ecuador border is likely caused by intruding magma, according to a new ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — The volcanologist Stephen Self, an expert on super-eruptions, was the first modern-day scientist to visit Tambora in Indonesia, the site of the largest volcanic eruption in 1,000 years. On the 200th ... read more

Volcanic Eruptions Found to Durably Impact Climate Through Alterations to North Atlantic Ocean Circulation

Mar. 30, 2015 — Particles emitted during major volcanic eruptions cool the atmosphere due to a 'parasol' effect that reflects sunlight. The direct impact of these particles in the atmosphere is fairly ... read more

Mar. 16, 2015 — An unconventional research method allow planetary scientists to develop digital terrain models -- think Google Earth on steroids -- of geologic features on Earth, revealing that some of the things we ... read more

Mar. 12, 2015 — Tsunamis triggered by the partial collapse of the Caribbean Monserrat volcano, 13,000 years ago, would have been much smaller than previously thought, according to research. It was previously thought ... read more

Mar. 3, 2015 — Researchers have proposed a mechanism for the generation of glass spherules in geologic deposits through the occurrence of volcanic lightning. The existence of fulgurites -- glassy products formed in ... read more

Feb. 24, 2015 — Volcanologists threaded sensors and cameras into the superheated water of geysers in Chile and Yellowstone, and have come up with an explanation for why geysers erupt periodically. They've even ... read more

Feb. 16, 2015 — A spark from a lightning bolt, interstellar dust, or a subsea volcano could have triggered the very first life on Earth. But what happened next? Life can exist without oxygen, but without plentiful ... read more

Feb. 9, 2015 — The link between volcanism and the formation of copper ore has been discovered. The findings could have far-reaching implications for the search for new copper ... read more

Feb. 3, 2015 — Volcanic ash poses a significant hazard for areas close to volcanoes and for aviation. For example, the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland, clearly demonstrated that even small-to-moderate ... read more

Jan. 22, 2015 — The most recent eruption on the Canary Islands -- at El Hierro in 2011 -- produced spectacularly enigmatic white "floating rocks" that originated from the layers of oceanic sedimentary rock ... read more

Jan. 16, 2015 — A new volcanic eruption commenced on Fogo, one of the Cape Verde Islands, on November 23rd, 2014. This eruption continues to date, and is considered to be the largest eruption by volume, and in terms ... read more

Scientists Observe the Earth Grow a New Layer Under an Icelandic Volcano

Dec. 15, 2014 — New research into an Icelandic eruption has shed light on how the Earth’s crust forms, according to a new ... read more

Dec. 4, 2014 — Geophysicists point to a super-hot layer beneath the tectonic plates as the place of origin for volcanoes, as opposed to deep within the Earth's ... read more

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