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Water plus magma = increased explosivity

When water interacts with magma, it can dramatically increase the explosivity of the eruption. However, water in the eruption cloud can also increase the rate at which the particles aggregate into larger clumps, allowing ...

dateFeb 10, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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NASA measures winds in Tropical Cyclone Victor

NASA's RapidScat instrument found the strongest winds in Tropical Cyclone Victor were occurring south of its center on Jan. 20, 2016. Imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite revealed that Victor still maintained hurricane-strength ...

dateJan 20, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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NASA sees wide-eyed Tropical Cyclone Victor

NASA satellites and instruments have been monitoring Tropical Cyclone Victor, a hurricane in the South Pacific Ocean with a large eye. NASA's Aqua satellite, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite and the RapidScat instrument aboard ...

dateJan 19, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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