Has a new volcano formed in Hawaii?

Story by David Rothery Professor of Planetary Geosciences, The Open University Kilauea, the most active volcano on Hawaii, has been in continual eruption since 1983. It entered a new phase in early May…

Stacking Up Volcanoes

  Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach [See Update at end] As readers of my posts know, I’ve held for many years that there are a variety of emergent phenomena that…

Spectacular flyover video of Kilauea eruption shows massive devastation

Aerial Survey of River of Lava as it Flows Down Valley in Hawaii  Footage from an Hawaii Army National Guard survey of the Kilauea eruption. Starting with fissure eight,…

The month-long Kilauea eruption as seen from orbit

In early May 2018, an eruption on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano began to unfold. Here’s what satellites saw in the first few weeks of the eruption. This video is a compendium…

Scientists listen to giant pipe organ in a volcano – to monitor eruptions

From the AGU and the “lava tooting” department VOLCANO MUSIC COULD HELP SCIENTISTS MONITOR ERUPTIONS WASHINGTON — A volcano in Ecuador with a deep cylindrical crater might be the largest…

When Eruptions Don’t

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Inspired by Richard Keen’s interesting WUWT post on using eclipses to determine the clarity of the atmosphere, I went to the website of the Hawaiian Mauna…

60,000 gallons of Flammable Liquid Removed From Volcano Risk Hawaii Geothermal Plant

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Puna Geothermal Venture has removed 60,000 litres gallons of flammable Pentane from a geothermal plant in the path of the Hawaii volcanic eruption. But concerns…

Japan's Mount Io erupts for the first time in 250 years

From wire reports: A volcano in southern Japan, Mount Io, erupted for the first time since 1768 on Thursday, spewing steam and ash 400 meters (1,300 feet) into the air.…

Claim: Global Warming Will Trigger Volcanic Eruptions

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Volcanic eruptions are now the fault of that wicked little molecule. Climate change could trigger volcanic eruptions across the world, warn scientists Melting of ice…

NASA: volcanic magma plume under Antarctica may explain ice sheet instability

From NASA’s Jet propulsion Laboratory and the “inconvenient science” department comes this study that dashes hopes of pinning melting in Antarctica entirely on human activity. Hot News from the Antarctic…

Study: Ice sheets may melt rapidly in response to soot from distant volcanoes

Study of ancient eruptions shows modern ice sheets could be vulnerable From THE EARTH INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY and the “dirty ice” melts faster department Volcanic eruptions have been known…

Using the Orbiting Carbon Observatory for something useful: monitoring potential volcanic eruptions

From MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY Is it gonna blow? Measuring volcanic emissions from space Late last month, a stratovolcano in Bali named Mount Agung began to smoke. Little earthquakes trembled beneath the…

Ancient Pacific Northwest eruption, blocked out sun, cooled planet

WSU researchers document one of planet’s largest volcanic eruptions Gases from Inland Northwest blocked out sun, cooling planet From WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have…

More evidence: Great Permian Extinction, 250 million years ago, was caused by massive volcanic eruptions

From NYU: New evidence that Siberian volcanic eruptions caused extinction 250 million yrs ago A team of scientists has found new evidence that the Great Permian Extinction, which occurred approximately…

Thousands flee 'imminent' Bali volcano eruption

[Update 9/25 12:05 am.  I have change the title from 240,000 to thousands to reflect the change in the underlying story and am modifying the first sentence of the post…

Volcanic Northern Winters

I see there’s a new study, unfortunately paywalled, which starts out by saying: Observations show that all recent large tropical volcanic eruptions (1850-present) were followed by surface winter warming in…

Summer of 1816 in New Hampshire: A Tale of Two Freezes

Preface This web page was written in 2016 during the 200th anniversary of the Year without a Summer. It probably has a lot of company, it certainly does with many…

6.4 Japan Earthquake / Tambora Scale VEI-7 Volcano Alert

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Japan has heightened monitoring on the Island of Kyushu, in the wake of a 6.4 Earthquake. Kyushu is a highly volcanic region which includes a…

Pavlof Volcano in Alaska Erupts Sending Ash Upwards 20,000 Feet

The Pavlof Volcano, which is about 600 miles southwest of Anchorage on the Aleutian Islands, erupted at 4:18 p.m. local time on Sunday, March 27th. The eruption sent ash 20,000…

Volcanoes and Ozone: Their Interactive Effect on Climate Change

Guest essay by David Bennett Laing, Asst. Prof.of Geology, Univ. of Maine (retired) Two different styles of volcanic eruption appear to have been the principal determinants of climate change throughout…

Claim: NASA simulation indicates ancient flood volcanoes could have altered climate

From NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER and the “maybe they should have checked with Willis first” department comes this modeling claim: In June, 1991, Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines exploded, blasting…

Why Volcanoes Don't Matter Much

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The word “forcing” is what is called a “term of art” in climate science. A term of art means a word that is used in…

Another excuse for 'the pause' – it's a 'blip' from volcanoes, or something

From the University of Edinburgh: Warming slow-down not the end of climate change, study shows A slow-down in global warming is not a sign that climate change is ending, but…

Another thing more worrisome than global warming: Yellowstone super-volcano has 4x more magma than once thought

From the University of Utah and the “game over if it blows” department: In a big eruption, Yellowstone would eject 1,000 times as much material as the 1980 Mount St.…