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Article ID: 671248

Volcano Breath: Measuring Sulfur Dioxide From Space

Michigan Technological University

A number of volcanoes around the world continuously exhale gases. Of these, sulfur dioxide is the easiest to detect from space and now researchers have created the first global map of SO2 plumes from volcanoes.

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15-Mar-2017 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 667644

National Geographic Supports Volcano Research in Chile

Boise State University

As planning continues for humanity’s first visit to Mars, scientists still have much to learn about the planet’s physical makeup. By comparing current satellite images to similar shots of Earth, they are coming to understand how volcanic activity shaped the Red Planet, and extrapolating lessons learned to address concerns closer to home.

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Article ID: 667063

New Study Estimates Frequency of Flight-Disrupting Volcanic Eruptions

University of Leeds

Holidaymakers concerned about fresh volcanic eruptions causing flight-disrupting ash clouds across Northern Europe might be reassured by a study setting out the first reliable estimates of their frequency

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3-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 665469

What's Up with Madagascar?

Washington University in St. Louis

The island of Madagascar off the coast of Africa was largely unexplored seismically until recently. The first broadband seismic images of the island help solve a longstanding mystery: why are there volcanoes far from any tectonic boundary?

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28-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 664908

Climate Change May Prevent Volcanoes From Cooling the Planet

University of British Columbia

New UBC research shows that climate change may impede the cooling effect of volcanic eruptions.

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16-Nov-2016 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 664798

Researchers Explore Gigantic Volcanic Eruptions That Caused Worldwide Mass Extinctions

Virginia Tech

A paper in Nature Communications confirms a major feature in the formation of large igneous provinces — massive worldwide volcanic eruptions that created incredibly high volumes of lava and triggered environmental catastrophes and mass extinctions from 170 to 90 million years ago.

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15-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 661713

New Technique for Finding Weakness in Earth’s Crust

University of Adelaide

Scientists have developed a method to estimate weakness in the Earth’s outer layers which will help explain and predict volcanic activity and earthquakes.

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28-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 660228

Ceres: The Tiny World Where Volcanoes Erupt Ice

Arizona State University (ASU)

Ahuna Mons is a volcano that rises 13,000 feet high and spreads 11 miles wide at its base. This would be impressive for a volcano on Earth. But Ahuna Mons stands on Ceres, a dwarf planet less than 600 miles wide that orbits the Sun between Mars and Jupiter. Even stranger, Ahuna Mons isn't built from lava the way terrestrial volcanoes are -- it's built from ice.

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2-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 658100

As Hazard Warnings Increase, Experts Urge Better Decisions on Who and When to Warn

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Effective warnings are a growing need as expanding global populations confront a wide range of hazards, such as a hurricane, wildfire, toxic chemical spill or any other environmental hazard threatens safety.

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28-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 656718

New Study Upends a Theory of How Earth's Mantle Flows

Earth Institute at Columbia University

A new study carried out on the floor of Pacific Ocean provides the most detailed view yet of how the earth's mantle flows beneath the ocean's tectonic plates. The findings, published in the journal Nature, appear to upend a common belief that the strongest deformation in the mantle is controlled by large-scale movement of the plates. Instead, the highest resolution imaging yet reveals smaller-scale processes at work that have more powerful effects.

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