Posts Tagged Volcanism

Earth Once Swallowed Its Own Superocean. Could It Happen Again?…

The ancient supercontinent of Rodinia turned inside out as the Earth swallowed its own ocean some 700 million years ago, new research suggests… Read the rest of the article here at Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/64707-earth-swallowed-superocean.html Advertisements

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The Earth Is Eating Its Own Oceans…

Intro from LiveScience.com: As Earth’s tectonic plates dive beneath one another, they drag three times as much water into the planet’s interior as previously thought… Read more on this research here: https://www.livescience.com/64091-earth-is-eating-its-oceans.html

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Blocking sunlight to cool Earth won’t reduce crop damage from global warming…

Summary:  Proposals to inject sulfate aerosols into the upper atmosphere to block and scatter sunlight and reduce global temperatures could, some say, also increase crop yields because of reduced heat stress on plants. A new study shows that other effects counterbalance the positive effects of reduced heat stress. Specifically, blocking sunlight reduces photosynthesis, which offsets […]

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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week…

Have a look at some of this week’s best science photos at Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/50717-amazing-images.html

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Buried Volcanic Vent Heats Up Antarctica’s Fastest-Melting Glacier…

What lurks beneath western Antarctica’s frozen surface? Volcanic heat, according to a new study. And that extra warmth might be speeding up the disappearance of the Pine Island Glacier, the continent’s fastest-melting glacier… Read the full article here: https://www.livescience.com/62924-volcanic-heat-under-antarctica-glacier.html

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The Galápagos Islands: Laboratory of Evolution…

The Galápagos Islands archipelago is home to a complex ecosystem with a fascinating geological history, as well as unique examples of plant and animal life. The islands’ flora and fauna inspired renowned naturalist Charles Darwin to formulate his theory of evolution, and thousands of tourists and scientists flock to the islands every year to further […]

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Natural History: Alfred Wegener ~ Plate Tectonics & Continental Drift…

The following video presents an overview of the theory of plate tectonics and continental drift with a history of Alfred Wegener’s work…

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Hawaii volcano: Lava flow evaporates Hawaii’s largest freshwater lake within hours…

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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week…

From volcanoes to biodiversity, have a look at the week’s best science photos @ LiveScience.com: https://www.livescience.com/50717-amazing-images.html

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Photos: Fiery Lava from Kilauea Volcano Erupts on Hawaii’s Big Island…

View photos here at LiveScience.com: https://www.livescience.com/62497-photos-kilauea-volcano-erupts-lava.html

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Do Hundreds of Earthquakes in Hawaii Mean Kilauea Could Blow?…

More than 600 earthquakes have rattled Hawaii’s Big Island since Monday as red-hot magma from the Kilauea volcano roils underground, moving underneath residential areas, a region where magma hasn’t historically traveled, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)… Read about it at livescience.com: https://www.livescience.com/62477-earthquakes-kilauea-lava-eruption.html

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Interesting facts #25…

(from livescience.com) Mount Vesuvius, on the west coast of Italy, is the only active volcano on mainland Europe. It is best known because of the eruption in A.D. 79 that destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum… Read about Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii here: https://www.livescience.com/27871-mount-vesuvius-pompeii.html

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Future volcanic eruptions could cause more climate disruption…

Source (enn.com): Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News: FUTURE VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS COULD CAUSE MORE CLIMATE DISRUPTION

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One of planet’s largest volcanic eruptions…

Summary:  Researchers have determined that the Pacific Northwest was home to one of the Earth’s largest known volcanic eruptions, a millennia-long spewing of sulfuric gas that blocked out the sun and cooled the planet. Only two other eruptions — the basalt floods of the Siberian Traps and the Deccan Traps — were larger, and they […]

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Volcanic eruptions drove ancient global warming event…

Summary:  A natural global warming event that took place 56 million years ago was triggered almost entirely by volcanic eruptions that occurred as Greenland separated from Europe during the opening of the North Atlantic Ocean, according to new research… Read the article here at sciencedaily.com: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170830132215.htm

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Volcanic crystals give a new view of magma — ScienceDaily… 

Summary:  Volcanologists are gaining a new understanding of what’s going on inside the magma reservoir that lies below an active volcano and they’re finding a colder, more solid place than previously thought, according to new research…  Research update here –  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170615142757.htm

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Underwater volcano’s eruption captured in exquisite detail by seafloor observatory… 

From an article posted December 15th 2016 on sciencedaily.com:  Underwater volcano’s eruption captured in exquisite detail by seafloor observatory

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Enormous dome in central Andes driven by huge magma body beneath it… 

Interesting geographical report from ScienceDaily.com: Enormous dome in central Andes driven by huge magma body beneath it

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