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European Airlines’ Ash Cloud Nightmare

March 25, 2014

It is the fifth day since the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted, sending a cloud of volcanic ash over the European continent, grounding airlines and shutting down airports due to safety concerns. Now, in the face of losing US$200 million per day, the airlines are calling the decision to close air space “a European mess” and IATA, […]

Yellowstone-Teton Volcanic and Tectonic Re...

Yellowstone-Teton Volcanic and Tectonic Re…

November 14, 2012

This Infographic displays a geographical-GIS database for the Yellowstone-Teton Volcanic and Tectonic Region Source

Inside A Volcanic Eruption

Inside A Volcanic Eruption

September 27, 2012

A volcanic eruption is the ejection of molten rock, or lava, with ash, hot water, rock fragments, gases, and cliff soil through an opening in the Earth’s surface. Source

Volcanoes

Volcanoes

September 25, 2012

Volcanoes reveal the powerful forces that are continually reshaping the Earth’s surface. But new ones aren’t commonly found. Now, however, scientist have discovered a mass of magma moving beneath the Mendocino area, 120 miles north of San Francisco. The surging magma may reach the surface in a few years, a few thousand years, or never. […]

Development of a Perched Aquifier

Development of a Perched Aquifier

September 24, 2012

This Infographic displays the process to develop a viable water system for a small Mexican Village near the top of a Pleistocene shield volcano. Source

Where Will the Next Volcano Erupt?

Where Will the Next Volcano Erupt?

July 15, 2012

At any given time there are roughly 20 active volcanoes around the world, and there are 16 volcanoes—called “Decade Volcanoes”—that are currently noted to have a history of large eruptions and a proximity to populated areas. Imagine the cost if one of those erupts. Source

The Impacts of Eyjafjallajokull

The Impacts of Eyjafjallajokull

June 3, 2012

If you stubbed your tongue against your teeth trying to pronounce “Eyjafjallajokull,” you’re not alone. The impossible-to-spell glacier in Iceland made headlines last year when the volcano on its ice cap suddenly erupted. The volcanic eruption disrupted air travel in many parts of Europe between April and May, and was not declared officially over until […]