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One week of ash from Mexico's volcano

(Phys.org) -- Satellites continue to provide a look at the ash and gas clouds being emitted from Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcano. NASA has animated imagery from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite to provide a week long ...

dateApr 24, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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In the Greek isles, a volcano has awakened

In 1650 B.C.E., a series of massive volcanic eruptions decimated the ancient seafaring Minoan civilization. Over the next 4 millennia, the largely subaquatic Santorini caldera had a series of smaller eruptions, with five ...

dateApr 23, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Keeping an eye on volcanoes, from the sky

The importance of global and frequent data coverage of volcanoes was highlighted in a recent article published in Science. Satellites are finding that volcanoes previously thought to be dormant are showin ...

dateMar 29, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Volcanoes deliver two flavors of water

Seawater circulation pumps hydrogen and boron into the oceanic plates that make up the seafloor, and some of this seawater remains trapped as the plates descend into the mantle at areas called subduction zones. ...

dateFeb 26, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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