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Surface fractures as magma moves

A rare period of volcanic unrest in the rural Harrat Lunayyir region of Saudi Arabia in 2009 allowed researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to piece together details of how activity within ...

dateAug 23, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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How does El Nino warm the entire globe?

We regularly hear about how El Niño events raise the temperature across much of the planet, contributing to spikes in global average temperature such as the one witnessed in 1998, with severe bush fires, droughts and floods.

dateOct 06, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Image: Borneo on fire

Asian countries near the equator are in an extreme drought, one of the more predictable impacts of an El Niño event like the one underway this year. The worst forest fires in nearly two decades are burning out of control ...

dateOct 22, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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