Volcanoes feed the atmosphere on Jupiter’s moon Io

The atmosphere on Jupiter's moon Io is a witches' brew made from the sulfurous burps of more than 400 volcanoes. Now scientists know how it got that way.

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley • futurity
Oct. 27, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: space planets volcanoes jupiter science-and-technology moons

Krakatoa is still active, and we are not ready for the tsunamis another eruption would generate

Indonesia has a warning system for tsunamis generated by earthquakes – but not volcanoes.

Ravindra Jayaratne, Reader in Coastal Engineering, University of East London • conversation
Oct. 9, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: volcanoes indonesia disaster-risk tsunami krakatoa

Curious Kids: How can we tell when a volcano is going to erupt?

Volcanoes give lots of clues which help scientists work out if they are about to erupt.

Ian Skilling, Senior Lecturer in Volcanology, University of South Wales • conversation
Oct. 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: volcanoes curious-kids

Grímsvötn: Iceland’s most active volcano may be about to erupt

Icelandic authorities have recently raised the threat level of the Grímsvötn volcano.

Dave McGarvie, Volcanologist, Lancaster University • conversation
Oct. 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: volcanoes iceland volcanology geoscience eyjafjallajokull airline-industry

The testimony of trees: how volcanic eruptions shaped 2000 years of world history

Researchers have shown that over the past two thousand years, volcanoes have played a larger role in natural temperature variability than previously thought,

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change tree-rings volcano trees

Did volcanoes turn Venus into a ‘hellish’ planet?

Some of the oldest terrain on Venus, known as tesserae, hint at past volcanic activity. Is that what made the planet the "hellish" place it is today?

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: space planets volcanoes venus science-and-technology

Newly discovered mass extinction event triggered the dawn of the dinosaurs

Our new research has discovered how a series of volcanic eruptions 233 million years ago fundamentally changed life on Earth.

Michael J. Benton, Professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology, University of Bristol • conversation
Sept. 16, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: geology dinosaurs paleontology tetrapods volcanoes mass-extinctions cretaceous-period

Mystery solved: Volcanoes cooled Earth 13,000 years ago

Exploding volcanoes, not an extraterrestrial impact, probably caused the Earth to suddenly cool about 13,000 years ago, researchers say.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
Aug. 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: ice-age volcanoes earth-and-environment caves early-earth

Anthropause: Lockdowns sent ‘wave’ of quiet around the world

"This quiet period is the longest and most prominent global anthropogenic seismic noise reduction on record."

Justin Dupuis-McGill • futurity
July 24, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 volcanoes earthquakes featured science-and-technology sounds

Beetles that survive volcanic heat inspire stuff that stays cool

A beetle that can handle the heat near volcanoes in the summertime inspired researchers to create a cooling material that doesn't use power.

Nat Levy-UT Austin • futurity
June 24, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change insects beetles volcanoes temperature material-science biomimicry featured science-and-technology earth-and-environment

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