Latest Volcanic winter Stories
A modern recurrence of an extraordinary type of volcanic eruption in Iceland could inject large quantities of hazardous gases into North Atlantic and European flight corridors, potentially for months at a time, a new study suggests.
Tree-ring research shows that big eruptions tend to dry up much of central Asia, but bring more rain to southeast Asian countries - the opposite of what many climate models predict.
In the past, volcanic eruptions have had a cooling effect on the Earthâ€™s climate, but the recent Icelandic eruption is too small to provide any relief from manmade global warming.
The 1600 eruption of Huaynaputina in Peru had a global impact on human society, according to a new study of contemporary records by geologists at UC Davis.
Volcanic eruptions in high-latitudes can greatly alter climate and distant river flows, including the Nile, according to a recent study funded in part by NASA.
Novarupta is near the Arctic Circle and its impact on climate appears to be quite different from that of "ordinary" tropical volcanoes, according to recent research by climatologists using a NASA computer model.
Lake Toba, also known as Toba, is a supervolcano and lake that is located in Indonesia on the island of Sumatra. The volcano reaches an elevation of 2,953 feet and the lake stretches across an area of sixty-two miles and is the largest volcanic lake on earth. Toba holds a caldera complex that is comprised of four volcanic craters that overlap each other, the youngest of which is noted as the largest Quaternary caldera. Visible features within the lake include three craters, four cones, and...