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Role aerosols play in climate change unlocked by spectacular Icelandic volcanic...

A spectacular six-month Icelandic lava field eruption could provide the crucial key for scientists to unlock the role aerosols play in climate change, through...

Volcanic eruptions triggered dawn of the dinosaurs

Huge pulses of volcanic activity are likely to have played a key role in triggering the end Triassic mass extinction, which set the scene...

Deep magma reservoirs are key to volcanic ‘super-eruptions,’ new research suggests

New study shows the importance of large reservoirs in creating Earth's most powerful volcanic eruptions and explains why they are so rare Large reservoirs of...

Researchers discover hottest lavas that erupted in past 2.5 billion years

An international team of researchers led by geoscientists with the Virginia Tech College of Science recently discovered that deep portions of Earth's mantle might...

Large volcanic eruption may have caused the first mass extinction

Researchers in the USA and Japan say they may have found the cause of the first mass extinction of life. There have been five mass...

New study documents aftermath of a supereruption, and expands size of...

The rare but spectacular eruptions of supervolcanoes can cause massive destruction and affect climate patterns on a global scale for decades - and a...

Campi Flegrei volcano eruption possibly closer than thought

The Campi Flegrei volcano in southern Italy may be closer to an eruption than previously thought, according to new research by UCL and the...

Ancient meteorite impact sparked long-lived volcanic eruptions on Earth

Meteorite impacts can produce more than craters on Earth -- they can also spark volcanic activity that shapes its surface and climate by bringing...

Grand challenges to better prepare for volcanic eruptions

Despite broad understanding of volcanoes, our ability to predict the timing, duration, type, size, and consequences of volcanic eruptions is limited, says a new...

First global maps of volcanic emissions use NASA satellite data

Volcanoes erupt, they spew ash, their scarred flanks sometimes run with both lava and landslides. But only occasionally. A less dramatic but important process...

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