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isotope anomalies in atmospheric sulfates
2014-08-06 02:00:54

Susan Brown, UC San Diego Anomalous isotopes trace Earth’s ancient atmosphere, past El Niño events and future climate Sulfur signals in the Antarctic snow have revealed the importance of overlooked atmospheric chemistry for understanding climate, past and future. Eruptions of huge volcanoes, the disruptive weather pattern known as El Niño, and a fire season from hell each left distinctive chemical marks in layers of snow excavated near the South Pole, researchers from the...

volcanic eruptions on Io
2014-08-05 04:32:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In August of last year, Jupiter's moon Io surprised astronomers with three massive volcanic eruptions within a two-week period. Two studies, accepted for publication in the journal Icarus, suggest that these volcanic "outbursts" might occur more commonly than previously thought. "We typically expect one huge outburst every one or two years, and they're usually not this bright," said Imke de Pater, professor and chair of astronomy at...

Pele Is Powerful, Even In The Sky
2014-07-30 03:13:40

University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST A recent study from the atmospheric scientists at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa revealed that although they are microscopic, gasses and particles from Kīlauea volcano exerted an influence on Tropical Storm Flossie—affecting the formation of thunderstorms and lightning in the sizable storm. In July 2013, as Flossie approached the Hawaiian Islands, satellites steadily monitored lightning, rainfall, cloud cover, temperature and winds, In addition,...

Mount Rainier plumbing
2014-07-19 05:07:13

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new, detailed image of the volcanic plumbing beneath Mt. Rainier has been created by a group of researchers from the University of Utah, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the College of New Jersey and the University of Bergen, Norway. The study, published in Nature, measured how fast the Earth conducts electricity and seismic waves. "This is the most direct image yet capturing the melting process that feeds magma into a crustal...

volcanic eruptions cambrian extinction
2014-05-31 06:19:01

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This week has certainly been heavy on extinction news. Seth Borenstein's enlightening AP article is one, detailing that the Earth may, in fact, be on the brink of the Sixth Great Extinction event. Citing the loss of species at a rate of 1,000 times faster than at any time prior to the rise of the human race, Borenstein's story states we are toying with disaster and whether or not humans make it out of this alive depends fully on...

Arsia Mons
2014-05-28 04:41:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online As part of the ongoing search for potentially habitable regions of Mars, geologists from Brown University have pinpointed a volcano that was once encased in glacial ice which could have created large lakes of liquid water. According to the researchers, the Arsia Mons volcano would have created large lakes filled with liquid water after it erupted, making that area one of the most recent habitable environments discovered to date on...

hawaii oahu volcano
2014-05-17 05:33:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online O'ahu, the "gathering place," is the most developed island in the Hawaiian chain. Until recently, scientists believed that O'ahu consisted of the remnants of two major Hawaiian shield volcanoes: Wai'anae and Ko'olau. A new study from University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UHM), Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de L'Environment (France), and Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has found that O'ahu actually consists of three shield...

2014-05-15 04:21:53

LONDON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GREY, Adweek Global Agency of the Year, is re-entering South Africa with immediate effect, having agreed to acquire a majority stake in The Volcano Group, one of South Africa's fastest growing independent advertising communications groups. The Volcano Group will rebrand as GREY Africa, re-establishing the global advertising giant as a leader in providing creative and effective full-service marketing solutions across the African continent. WPP, the...

Understanding Mudslides And Other Debris Flows Using mathematics
2014-05-01 03:09:36

Ivy F. Kupec, National Science Foundation Mudslides. Landslides. Volcanic debris flows. Avalanches. Falling rocks... They can come along so suddenly that people, homes, roads and even towns are buried or destroyed without much warning. Recently, we've had dramatic reminders of this, such as the mudslide in Oso, Wash., where 41 people died; an avalanche on Mt. Everest that killed 13 experienced Sherpas and another landslide event in Jackson, Wyo. And as much as ancient Pompeii serves as...

2014-04-25 23:04:09

Ticket Down has rolled back concert ticket prices for the big event at Comerica Park featuring legendary artists: Jimmy Buffett and John Fogerty. This popular secondary ticket exchange is offering their customer appreciation promo code DISCOUNT for added savings on Buffett and Fogerty tickets at Comerica Park. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Ticket Down has lowered ticket prices for Jimmy Buffett and John Fogerty at Comerica Park. The “This One’s For You” tour is one of the...


Latest Volcano Reference Libraries

Hualālai
2014-04-10 12:06:55

Hualālai is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is one of five volcanoes that form the island. It reaches an elevation of 8,271 feet and is thought to have emerged from the sea about 300,000 years ago, making it the third youngest volcano on the island. Its shape is rough compared to younger volcanoes and it holds three rift zones that are covered with over one hundred cinder cones and spatter cones. Although it does not hold a caldera at its summit, it does...

Zubair Group
2014-04-10 10:08:46

Zubair Group, also known as Zubayr Group or Al Zubair Group, is a chain of volcanic islands belonging to Yemen that are located on top of a shield volcano in the Red Sea. Zubair Group The largest island, known as Zubair, is among the youngest islands, which also include Saba, Saddle, and Haycock. The shield volcano underneath the islands began a period of eruptions and eventually quieted down, followed by a period of explosive and effusive eruptions that formed the islands that are present...

Kohala
2014-04-10 10:03:58

Kohala is an extinct shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 5,480 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island of Hawaii and is thought to be about one million years old, although it only emerged from the sea about 500,000 years ago. Because its last eruption is thought to have occurred about 120,000 years ago, based on studies conducted on hardened lava flows, this volcano is not thought to pose a threat to inhabitants on the island....

Askja
2014-04-09 16:13:20

Askja is an active stratovolcano that is located in the isolated central highlands in Iceland. It reaches an elevation of 4,974 feet and its name literally means caldera, or box, in the Icelandic language. The area can only be reached during a period of a few months and because it located in the rain shadow of the Vatnajökull glacier to the northeast, it only receives 17.7 inches of rain per year. One of Askja’s smaller craters holds a lake known as Öskjuvatn, which is often frozen over...

Santa María Volcano
2014-04-09 10:58:40

Santa María Volcano is an active stratovolcano that is located in Guatemala and is part of the Sierra Madre, a string of volcanoes that stretches across the western side of Guatemala. The volcanoes in this string were formed by subduction activity, when the Cocos Plate moved under the Caribbean Plate. An eruption in 1902 produced a crater that now holds a lava dome known as Santiaguito, which was created during another eruption in 1922. These domes hold active vents and in 1929, part of the...

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