New research clears up a longstanding question about explosive volcanic eruptions like the ones at Mount St. Helens in 1980.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~8 min
Earth's magnetic field locks information into lava as it cools into rock. Millions of years later, scientists can decipher this magnetic data to build geologic timelines and maps.
Nov. 2, 2020 • ~9 min
There may be a way for scientists to predict when volcanoes will erupt by closely monitoring pressure changes, researchers say.
July 29, 2019 • ~5 min
The molten rock that feeds volcanoes can be stored in the Earth’s crust for as long as a thousand years, a result which may help with volcanic hazard management and better forecasting of when eruptions might occur.
July 18, 2019 • ~5 min
A new model helps "assess whether similar lava tubes on the moon or Mars would be capable of hosting a permanent human habitat."
July 17, 2019 • ~4 min
"Understanding basic processes having to do with volcanoes will ultimately help us make better forecasting calls when it comes to eruptions."
Dec. 10, 2018 • ~8 min