Posts treating: "Eruptions"
Tuesday, 03 December 2013
It appears that Etna is going full-steam-ahead right now with a constant stream of paroxysms. Tonight the Italian volcano had its third in a little over a week and although it was shrouded by clouds for much of the eruption,
The Thanksgiving Break got the best of me (well, I needed the time off), but the start of December packs a wallop. The big (and I mean big) American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting starts in San Francisco in a week.
Quick post as I get ready for our Thanksgiving Week trip to the great white north (also known as Chicago): Indonesia The PVMBG has moved Sinabung up to its highest alert after a series of powerful explosions overnight reaching 2-8 km
Somehow as November slipped by, I missed marking the 50th anniversary of the eruption at Surtsey off the coast of Iceland. This eruption started as a submarine one that was large and sustained enough to produce a new island in
The last few weeks have seen a number of spectacular volcanic eruptions from Italy’s Etna after 6 months of quiet, starting with the unexpected dual (triple?) eruption on October 26. This past weekend the produced another paroxysm (see video above
(Note: this is a the first try at a “stub” article about ongoing volcanic activity. Feel free to add additional information and comments after the post). The eruption at Sinabung has continued to intensify over the last week. The latest
Volcanic ash clouds are a significant hazard to air travel. Now, several airlines are testing in-flight detection systems, using artificial clouds made from scooped-up Icelandic volcanic
So, my schedule has been ridiculous lately, thanks to meetings and the mid-semester rush, along with a glut of manuscripts that I need to finish. This partially explains the lower volume of posts as of late. I’ve also been trying
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Sometimes it takes as many days as the meeting to catch back up afterwards — which is clearly the case for me after GSA this year. Finally getting almost on track as we hurtle into November. Volcano news! Italy So,
A curious caldera in Chile could be the site of the planet's next giant eruption.
livescience.com A supervolcano blasting Yellowstone National Park to smithereens may capture the imagination, but the region’s real risk comes from earthquakes, researchers reported here Sunday (Oct. 27) at the Geological Society of America’s annual meeting. READ
Quick report from the 2013 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting here in Denver. Sunday was a great day for petrologists and volcanologists, with more talks that I could attend without my head exploding. Rather than report on everything, I
So, I’m off to Denver tomorrow for the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. This meeting, along with the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, are the two largest gatherings of geologists in North America and are always full of exciting
I might be busy, but this was too cool to pass up. Simon Carn from MTU posted on Twitter an OMI sulfur dioxide map from Suomi NPP that captures the sulfur dioxide plume from the last week’s eruption at Kliuchevskoi, but this
I am feverishly trying to finish my poster for the GSA Annual Meeting that starts this weekend in Denver, but a couple of volcanic news items that I wanted to share: Russia Somewhat unexpected, Zhupanovsky on the Kamchatka Peninsula has a
“Scientists have determined that it is the eruptions of lava on the surface, extrusion, which grow Hawaiian volcanoes, rather than internal emplacement of magma, as was previously thought.” Quoted from the University of Hawaii press
Now that the shutdown is finally over, we can look forward to new images from the NASA Earth Observatory. I had originally started this post to fill in some of the time that we’ve been without the EO, but even
The unrest at White Island continues, although GNS Science has lowered the aviation threat level from Orange to Yellow. In the past, I’ve written about the potential dangers of the tourist trips that drop off people inside the crater at