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May 26, 2016

May 13, 2016 — A volcano erupting and spewing ash into the sky can cover nearby areas under a thick coating of ash and can also have consequences for aviation safety. Airline traffic changes due to a recent ... read more

Shifting Sands on Mars

Apr. 4, 2016 — Researchers are traveling to Iceland to better understand sand dunes found all over the planet Mars. They hope the Iceland site will show how Martian sands have changed, which could yield more clues ... read more

Aviation and Volcanic Ash: Don't Build Model on Sand

Mar. 14, 2016 — Volcanic ash can damage jet engines, and volcanologists have developed a new empirical model for assessment of the risk. Their results show that tests using sand do not reflect the behavior of ash in ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — Researchers have found that glacial erosion and melting ice caps both played a key role in driving the observed global increase in volcanic activity at the end of the last ice ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — Scientists are studying carbon emissions through fault systems in the East African Rift (EAR) in an effort to understand carbon emissions from Earth's interior and how it affects the ... read more

Evidence of Large Volcanic Activity in the Caribbean Uncovered

Jan. 14, 2016 — Scientists have uncovered evidence of a previously unknown large volcanic eruption in the Caribbean Sea. By studying ash layers, known as tephras, in marine sediments they identified an eruption that ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — A team of scientists is home after a month-long cruise in the eastern Mediterranean, but this was no vacation. The focus was the plumbing system of magma underneath the island of Santorini, formed by ... read more

Jan. 4, 2016 — Temperature may be more important than pressure in generating gas bubbles which trigger explosive volcanic eruptions, a new study into magma ascent has found. The study, which combined field ... read more

Traces of Islandic Volcanoes in Northeastern German Lake

Jan. 4, 2016 — Traces of volcanic ash originating from islandic volcanoes have been found in the sediments of Laker Tiefer See in the Nossentiner-Schwinzer Heide natural park in Germany. This allows researchers to ... read more

Dec. 19, 2015 — Ongoing studies of a massive volcanic field in the Andes mountains show that the rapid uplift which has raised the surface more than six feet in eight years has occurred many times during the past ... read more

Iceland Volcano's Eruption Shows How Sulfur Particles Influence Clouds

Dec. 9, 2015 — The long, slow 2014 eruption of Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano offers a testbed to show how sulfur emissions, from volcanoes or humans, act to brighten clouds and reflect more ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Scientists have launched an expedition to a remote volcano in the Galapagos Islands to search out rare giant tortoises, some of which were found to carry the genes of two species thought, until ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — A new paper details the development and utility of a computer model for the dispersion of volcanic smog or 'vog,' which forms when volcanic sulfur dioxide gas interacts with water and ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — Supervolcanoes, massive eruptions with potential global consequences, appear not to follow the conventional volcano mechanics of internal pressure building until the volcano blows. Instead, a new ... read more

Scientists Develop a New Method for Predicting Volcanic Eruptions

Oct. 28, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new method which could more accurately determine the conditions needed for a volcano to ... read more

Oct. 20, 2015 — A new 'geospeedometer' that can measure the amount of time between the formation of an explosive magma melt and an eruption confirms that the process took less than 500 years in several ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — Major volcanic eruptions can have a significant effect on the flow of the biggest rivers around the world, research shows. In the first study of its kind, scientists sought to better understand how ... read more

Oct. 2, 2015 — Scientists working off west Africa in the Cape Verde Islands have found evidence that the sudden collapse of a volcano there tens of thousands of years ago generated an ocean tsunami that dwarfed ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — The debate whether an asteroid impact or volcanic eruptions in India led to the mass extinction 66 million years ago is becoming increasingly irrelevant, as new dates for the eruptions show that the ... read more

Simulating Path of 'Magma Mush' Inside an Active Volcano

Oct. 1, 2015 — The first simulation of the individual crystals in volcanic mush, a mix of liquid magma and solid crystals, shows mixing to help understand the buildup of pressure deep inside a ... read more

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