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Volcanoes Guard Ice Age Secrets

Understanding how snow-capped volcanoes generate meltwater will help scientists better predict flooding from so-called glaciovolcanic eruptions, a significant hazard. Among the worst natural disasters are massive floods from icy urban volcanoes such as ...

Eight dangerous volcanoes around the world

The eruption claimed at least one life and serves as a stark reminder that slumbering volcanoes pose grave dangers. Click on the "Next" label to learn about seven more dangerous volcanoes around the world. Italy's Mount Vesuvius is most famous for the A.D ...

Steel 'spiders' saving lives, from volcanos to landslides

It all sits up a tripod of legs and can run unaided for a year. They were developed primarily for monitoring volcanoes. You can drop them by helicopter into high hazard areas that would kill a scientist on the ground. Inside a volcanoes crater, the spider ...

Volcanoes in Maine -- yes, Maine -- among Earth's biggest

DENVER — Maine has super-volcanoes. Wait, Maine has volcanoes? Yes, and their eruptions could have been among the biggest ever on Earth, geoscientist Sheila Seaman reported here Tuesday at the Geological Society of America's annual meeting. "Long before ...

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Volcano - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated April. 16, 2014

Shield volcanoes, so named for their broad, shield-like profiles, are formed by the eruption of low-viscosity lava that can flow a great distance from a vent.

Volcanoes - Environment Facts, Environment Science, Global ...

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Volcanoes are awesome manifestations of the fiery power contained deep within the Earth. These formations are essentially vents on the Earth's surface where molten ...

Learning about Volcanoes

Updated April. 11, 2014

Members of the Volcanic Risks Solutions team at Massey University in New Zealand have successfully predicted a volcanic eruption. A volcanic eruption of their ...

Volcano Hazards Program

Updated April. 16, 2014

Monitors volcanoes and collects scientific information on volcanoes in the United States and elsewhere to reduce the risk from volcanic activity.