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What are the benefits of volcanoes?

Volcanoes are renowned for their destructive power. In fact, there are few forces of nature that rival their sheer, awesome might, or have left as big of impact on the human psyche. Who hasn't heard of tales of Mt. Vesuvius ...

dateMar 21, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Don't build your model on sand

Volcanic ash can damage jet engines, and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich volcanologists have developed a new empirical model for assessment of the risk. Their results show that tests using sand do not reflect ...

dateMar 14, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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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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Predicting the impact of an Auckland eruption

Rangitoto, Mt Albert, Lake Pupuke, Orakei Basin, Mt Eden and One Tree Hill are some of Auckland's most familiar landmarks. But they are also reminders of the city's fiery history and the looming threat of future disasters.

dateDec 14, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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