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 processes included in Komar and Zeebe’s model. Credit: NASA image courtesy Jeff Williams Predictions of future climate change require a […]

ANIMATION After two years of quiet, Kilauea, Hawaii’s youngest and most active volcano, is erupting again. In the early days of the volcano’s latest eruption, water that had pooled in the volcano’s summit crater (Halema‘uma‘u) since July 2019 was replaced by a lava lake. The water boiled off on December 20, 2020, […]

Plumes of volcanic gases produced during 2018 Kilauea eruption. Credit: Credit: Ryan Tabata The recent eruption activity on Kilauea has prompted renewed efforts by the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa’s Vog Measurement and Prediction (VMAP) Project. The team’s focus is to create forecasts of dispersion and trajectories of volcanic smog, […]

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 sporadically since, once going for 50 years without erupting. In 2018 it reactivated after a three-and-a-half-year hiatus, for reasons that […]

A new study has implications for how the world might be better protected against future volcano collapses. An international study led by Monash scientists has discovered how volcanoes experience stress. The study, published recently in Scientific Reports, has implications for how the world might be better protected against future volcano collapses. […]

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island erupted late Sunday, authorities said, warning of a possible “significant emission” of volcanic ash into the atmosphere. “An eruption has commenced within Kilauea’s summit caldera,” shortly after 9:30 pm local time (0730 GMT), said the United States Geological Survey […]

ANIMATION Australia’s east coast is littered with the remnants of hundreds of volcanoes — the most recent just a few thousand years old — and scientists have been at a loss to explain why so many eruptions have occurred over the past 80 million years. Now, geoscientists at the University […]

At a fundamental level, Mars is a volcanic planet. Its surface is home to the Solar System’s largest extinct volcano, Olympus Mons, and another trio of well-known volcanoes at Tharsis Montes. And those are just the highlights: there are many other volcanoes on the surface. Though that volcanic activity ceased long ago, […]