News tagged with magma chambers

How much magma is hiding beneath our feet?

Molten rock (or magma) has a strong influence on our planet and its inhabitants, causing destructive volcanic eruptions and generating some of the giant mineral deposits. Our understanding of these phenomena ...

Jul 23, 2014 4.9 / 5 (8) 0

Hot stuff: Magma at shallow depth under Hawaii

Ohio State University researchers have found a new way to gauge the depth of the magma chamber that forms the Hawaiian Island volcanic chain, and determined that the magma lies much closer to the surface than previously thought.

Dec 13, 2010 4.6 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast

Magma chambers awake sooner than thought

Until now it was thought that once a volcano's magma chamber had cooled down it remained dormant for centuries before it could be remobilized by fresh magma. A theoretical model developed by Alain Burgisser of the Orléans ...

Mar 07, 2011 5 / 5 (4) 0

Rocks reveal ocean ridge development

A University of Wyoming husband-and-wife research team was part of a larger group that has made the first significant recovery of layered igneous rocks from the Earth's lowest ocean crust.

Dec 03, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0
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