November 27, 2012

Using TNT To Understand Volcanoes

A new University at Buffalo study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters examines maar craters, which resemble the bowl-like cavities formed by meteorites but are in some ways more mysterious.  Researchers blow holes into the Earth to study maar craters and, hopefully, better predict the next big volcano.

credit:  Greg A. Valentine / American Geophysical Union.

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