News tagged with hot spots

Image: Wildfires running amok in California

Fires broke out quickly this past weekend in northern California.  Sixty mile an hour winds did nothing to help either quell or stop the runaway fires from jumping fire lines and decimating whole neighborhoods.  Dry, ...

dateOct 11, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Hot spot at Hawaii? Not so fast

Through analysis of volcanic tracks, Rice University geophysicists have concluded that hot spots like those that formed the Hawaiian Islands aren't moving as fast as recently thought.

dateAug 18, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Image: Fires and hot spots in Arizona

Wildfires have been plaguing the southwestern United States with hot, dry weather, high winds and lightning strikes. The interesting point to note in this image is the "modis hot spot" highlighted area. This is a spot on ...

dateJul 03, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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