Climate and carbon cycle trends of the past 50 million years reconciled

IMAGE: Cleveland Volcano, Aleutian Islands eruption in 2006. Volcanism is one of the main carbon dioxide sources in the long-term carbon cycle balanced by weathering sinks, which, among others, represent important… view more  Credit: NASA image courtesy Jeff Williams Predictions of future climate change require a clear and nuanced understanding of Earth’s past climate. In a […]

Wet and wild: There’s lots of water in the world’s most explosive volcano

IMAGE: Shiveluch volcano has had more than 40 violent eruptions over the last 10,000 years. The last gigantic blast occurred in 1964, creating a new crater and covering an area of… view more  Credit: Michael Krawczynski, Washington University in St. Louis There isn’t much in Kamchatka, a remote peninsula in northeastern Russia just across the Bering […]

Reawakened geyser does not foretell Yellowstone volcanic eruptions, study shows

IMAGE: A 2019 eruption of Steamboat Geyser in the Norris Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park. The geyser’s first documented activity was in 1878, and it has turned off and on… view more  Credit: UC Berkeley photo by Mara Reed When Yellowstone National Park’s Steamboat Geyser — which shoots water higher than any active geyser in […]

East African Rift System is slowly breaking away, with Madagascar splitting into pieces

IMAGE: Geosciences doctoral student Tahiry Rajaonarison sets up a GPS instrument in northern Madagascar in this 2016 photograph. Photo credit: Rina Andrianasolo. view more  Credit: Rina Andrianasolo The African continent is slowly separating into several large and small tectonic blocks along the diverging East African Rift System, continuing to Madagascar – the long island just off […]

New drone technology improves ability to forecast volcanic eruptions

Specially-adapted drones developed by a UCL-led international team have been gathering data from never-before-explored volcanoes that will enable local communities to better forecast future eruptions. The cutting-edge research at Manam volcano in Papua New Guinea is improving scientists’ understanding of how volcanoes contribute to the global carbon cycle, key to sustaining life on Earth. The […]

Specially-adapted drones gather data from unexplored volcanoes to better forecast eruptions

IMAGE: Taking a look at the new data soon as the drone returns. Featuring Dr Emma Liu (UCL) and Dr Kieran Wood (University of Bristol), using an Airgraph Aeris gas sensor… view more  Credit: Matthew Wordell Specially-adapted drones developed by an international team have been gathering data from never-before-explored volcanoes that will enable local communities to […]