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There are 12 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Volcanoes".

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1. Air pollution from Icelandic volcanoes

In September 2014, a huge volcanic eruption in Iceland emitted up to nine times as much sulphur dioxide per day as all European industry combined.

Tags: Atmosphere, Pollution, Volcanoes
2. Earthquakes and eruptions in Iceland

Geoscientists at the University of Cambridge are uncovering how volcanic activity in Iceland causes earthquakes.

Tags: Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Geology, Hazards
3. Communicating volcano risk

Researchers have created films aimed at reducing volcanic risk in societies threatened by eruptions.

Tags: Geology, Hazards, Volcanoes
4. Pumice models could help protect shipping

Scientists have used a computer model of ocean circulation to predict the movement of the rafts of floating pumice given off by an erupting underwater volcano.

Tags: Hazards, Oceans, Volcanoes
5. Science without borders

It's not every day you get invited into one of the world's most secretive states. But that's precisely what happened to seismologist Dr James Hammond. Alex Peel spoke to him about what it's like to work on the Earth's most enigmatic volcano.

Tags: Earthquakes, Hazards, UK, Volcanoes
6. Online tool boosts ash cloud forecasts

A new online tool for predicting the amount of ash pumped into the atmosphere during a volcanic eruption has been made openly available to scientists around the world.

Tags: Atmosphere, Hazards, UK, Volcanoes
7. Super-eruptions - Not quite so super?

It turns out that one of the deadliest hazards the Earth can throw at us may happen more often than we thought. Darren Mark and Ben Ellis report on how their work in Yellowstone could radically change our understanding of these events, with implications not just for those living nearby but also for the global climate.

Tags: Geology, Hazards, Volcanoes
8. No place like home

Being part of the most remote population on Earth should protect you from the chaos and disruption some light volcanic ashing brings to our crowded European countries. Far from it. Anna Hicks explains how her research is bringing us closer to understanding the risks that go with living in the shadow of one of nature's deadliest forces.

Tags: Geology, Hazards, Volcanoes
9. Do volcanoes trigger climate change?

Huge volcanic eruptions may have pushed the climate from global warming to global cooling 16 million years ago. Ancient history, you might think - but the theory could be vital for efforts to slow climate change by fertilising plankton in the ocean. Sev Kender, Victoria Peck and John Smellie explain.

Tags: Environmental change, Volcanoes
10. Monitoring Montserrat's volcano - Past, present and future

Since 1995, British Geological Survey researchers have been monitoring an explosive volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat.

Tags: Geology, Hazards, Volcanoes

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