Volcano researchers learn how Earth builds supereruption-feeding magma systems

To figure out where magma gathers in the earth's crust and for how long, Vanderbilt University volcanologist Guilherme Gualda and his students traveled to their most active cluster: the Taupo Volcanic Zone of New Zealand, where some of the biggest eruptions of the last 2 million years occurred—seven in a period between 350,000 and 240,000 years ago.

Volcano researchers learn how Earth builds supereruption-feeding magma systems

To figure out where magma gathers in the earth's crust and for how long, Vanderbilt University volcanologist Guilherme Gualda and his students traveled to their most active cluster: the Taupo ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Phys.org

What Super Volcanos In The Taupo Volcanic Zone Can Teach Us About Supereruption-Feeding Magma Systems

Where does magma gather in the earth's crust? And for how long? With worldwide poverty in decline, plentiful food thanks to science, and life expectancies increasing each year, we can turn ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Science 2.0

Smaller, More Frequent Eruptions Affect Volcanic Flare-ups

NewsThe underlying magma body of a volcano would erupt and reset over only decades to centuries in progressively shallower chambers close to the Earth's surface.Contributed Author: Michigan ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Laboratory Equipment

Smaller, more frequent eruptions affect volcanic flare-ups, Thu 11 Oct 18 from Eurekalert

Volcano researcher learns how Earth builds supereruption-feeding magma systems

After studying layers of pumice, measuring the amount of crystals in the samples and using thermodynamic models, the team determined that magma moved closer to the surface with each successive ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from ScienceDaily

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