Volcanoes

The World's Highest-dwelling Mammal Lives Atop A Volcano

Scientists spotted a mouse at the summit of Llullaillaco, a 22,000-foot-tall volcano on the border of Chile and Argentina. Julia Rosen reports.  -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Volcanic Emissions Can Cause Changes In The Atmosphere Over A Long Time

The super volcano Los Chocoyos in Guatemala, Central America, erupted about 84,000 years ago, and was one of the largest volcanic events of the last 100,000 years.

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Optical Seismometer Survives 'hellish' Summit Of Caribbean Volcano

The heights of La Soufrière de Guadeloupe volcano can be hellish, sweltering at more than 48 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit) and swathed in billows of acidic gas. Researchers would like to monitor gas and steam eruptions at its summit, to...

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Iceland's Most Active Volcano Is Likely Headed For Another Eruption

Glacial volcanoes sound like an oxymoron. But Iceland's Vatnajökull ice cap, Europe's largest by volume, covers many active volcanoes, including the country's most frequently erupting one, Grímsvötn. Nine years after its last eruption in 2011,...

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See A Typhoon Swirl And A Volcano Erupt In Same Striking View From Space - Cnet

File this one under "nature is metal."

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Study: Ancient Volcanic Cooling Caused Wine Producing Towns In The Negev Desert To Be Abandoned

According to an Israeli study, an abrupt volcanic cooling event which started around 541AD, the outbreak of the Justinian Plague, led to wine growing regions in the Negev Desert being abandoned.

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Return Of The Extremely Elongated Cloud On Mars

A mysteriously long, thin cloud has again appeared over the 20-km-high Arsia Mons volcano on Mars.
Related topics: Mars, Space

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Earth Turns Into A Snowball Without Enough Sunlight

Earth experienced at least two ice-age-like periods in the distant past, and researchers aren't sure what caused them. Theories include volcanic activity that blocked out the Sun or intense cloud formation that cast shadows across the...
Related topics: Sun, Space

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Mysterious Mars Cloud Reappears To Haunt A Volcano On The Red Planet - Cnet

Mars isn't erupting, but this odd cloud still puts on quite a show.
Related topics: Mars, Space

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Scientists Reveal An Explosive Secret Hidden Beneath Seemingly Trustworthy Volcanoes

An international team of volcanologists working on remote islands in the Galápagos Archipelago has found that volcanoes which reliably produce small basaltic lava eruptions hide chemically diverse magmas in their underground plumbing...
Related topics: Lava

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Coronavirus Lockdown Reduced Seismic Activity Around The World – New Study

Seismic activity doesn't just come from earthquakes, volcanoes and landslides. Everyday human activity also gives rise to vibrations that travel through the ground as seismic waves, something we call "anthropogenic noise".
Related topics: Earthquakes

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Active Venus Volcanoes Make Super Hot Planet Even More Unwelcoming - Cnet

New research suggests more than three dozen spots on the heated world could be ready to blow.
Related topics: Space

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Is Machine Learning Getting Us Closer To Predicting Eruptions?

The 2019 tragedy at New Zealand White Island might have been prevented if there was more warning. Could machine learning allow for better, true prediction of volcanic eruptions?

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The Volcanoes On Venus Aren't Dead, Say Astroboffins, They're Merely Resting, Pining For The...

We may not know the answer until the 2030s, though The volcanoes on Venus, thought to have been long extinct, are actually still alive, at least in some cases, and are just having a quiet spell before reshaping the planet's surface once again....
Related topics: Space, Lava

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Photos May Improve Understanding Of Volcanic Processes

The shape of volcanoes and their craters provide critical information on their formation and eruptive history. Techniques applied to photographs -- photogrammetry -- show promise and utility in correlating shape change to volcanic background and...
Related topics: Science Photos

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Scientists Discover Volcanoes On Venus Are Still Active

A new study identified 37 recently active volcanic structures on Venus. The study provides some of the best evidence yet that Venus is still a geologically active planet.
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Space

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Italy's Stromboli Volcano Suddenly Erupts, Sends Lava Bombs Flying

A volcano in Italy known for blowing its lid every now and then just did it again -- only this time, it was captured on camera at night ... which made for some scary fireworks. This went down early Sunday morning on the Italian island of...
Related topics: Italy

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Uplifting Of Columbia River Basalts Opens Window On How Region Was Sculpted

July 17, 2020—Uplifting of Columbia River basalts has allowed University of Oregon researchers to better understand of how magma 14-16 million years ago shaped the region and why greenhouse gases released during a series of volcanic eruptions did...

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Mouse Hanging Out Atop Volcano Called World's Highest-dwelling Mammal - Cnet

A yellow-rumped mouse is spotted at the top of a 22,000-foot volcano in the Andes. "This astonishing elevation shows to what extremes life is capable of."

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Photos May Improve Understanding Of Volcanic Processes

The shape of volcanoes and their craters provide critical information on their formation and eruptive history. Techniques applied to photographs—photogrammetry—show promise and utility in correlating shape change to volcanic background and...
Related topics: Science Photos

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