Volcano discovered smoldering under a kilometer of ice in West Antarctica

From the Washington University in St. Louis Its heat may increase the rate of ice loss from one of the continent’s major ice streams It wasn’t what they were looking…

Another known unknown – volcanic outgassing of CO2

It seems there’s really no complete measurements on how much CO2 is coming out of volcanoes, both active and inactive. From Livescience: Long Invisible, Research Shows Volcanic CO2 Levels Are…

Scientists confirm existence of largest single volcano on Earth – Massive underwater volcano rivals biggest in solar system

From the National Science Foundation newsroom: September 6, 2013 The summer blockbuster movie Pacific Rim told a fanciful tale of giant monsters rising from the deep in the middle of…

Hot times near Svalbard – Volcanic range discovered

Jorge of Norway writes: Researchers have found a 1,500 km volcanic mountain chain hidden off the coast of Svalbard, which could soon break the surface to form a new island…

1815, 1816 and 1817; A POLAR PUZZLE

An attempt to stimulate discussion about the causes of an unexpected event which occurred after the huge eruption of Tambora Volcano in 1815 Guest Essay by Caleb Shaw Volcanoes cause…

Aerosols from Moderate Volcanos Now Blamed for Global Warming Hiatus

While looking for quotes on an upcoming post about Ocean Heat Content, I ran across the press release for a new paper (in press) by Neely et al, which blames…

Study: plate tectonics modulates volcanic activity, which in turn modulates climate forcings

From Rice University comes this study that tries to equate an analog circuit component onto a climate forcing component. It is an interesting approach. The idea that plate tectonics serves…

A link between climate, ice melt, and volcanic eruptions is found

When the ice melts, the Earth spews fire GEOMAR researchers discover a link between climate and volcanic eruptions It has long been known that volcanic activity can cause short-term variations…

New paper cuts recent anthropogenic warming trend in half

Tamino (aka Grant Foster) will have his knickers in a twist over this one. Guest post by Marcel Crok (from his blog De staat van het klimaat) An interesting new paper…

BEST, Volcanoes and Climate Sensitivity

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve argued in a variety of posts that the usual canonical estimate of climate sensitivity, which is 3°C of warming for a doubling of CO2,…

New Data, Old Claims About Volcanoes

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Richard Muller and the good folks over at the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project have released their temperature analysis back to 1750, and are making…

13th century volcano mystery eruption may be solved

From ScienceNews: Indonesia implicated as location of biggest eruption in last seven millennia By Alexandra Witze SELFOSS, Iceland — One of the biggest mysteries in volcanology may finally have a…

Strange bacteria found on South American volcanoes

From the University of Colorado at Boulder, proof that life can inhabit just about anywhere. CU-Boulder-led team finds microbes in extreme environment on South American volcanoes A team led by…

Missing the Missing Summer

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Since I was a kid I’ve been reading stories about “The Year Without A Summer”. This was the summer of 1816, one year after the…

Dronning Maud Meets the Little Ice Age

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I have to learn to keep my blood pressure down … this new paper, “Abrupt onset of the Little Ice Age triggered by volcanism and sustained…