Secrets of Volcano Lightning Probed During Alaska Eruption

Secrets of Volcano Lightning Probed During Alaska Eruption
Our Amazing Planet
Lightning is often seen crackling in the plumes of explosive volcanic eruptions, such as thatof the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull. However, active volcanoes are often quite remote from civilization and their outbursts are sudden and unpredictable,
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Super Volcanoes Form Super Fast
Discovery News
Earlier estimates thought that it could take 100000 to 300000 years for the magma pools that erupt into super-volcanoes to form, so no one was particularly worried about a super-eruption in the near future. But a new study by Vanderbilt University
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The planet’s largest volcanoes may have taken as little as a few hundred years
BBC News
It was thought supervolcanoes took 200000 years to develop but it’s now believed it happens much faster. Researchers at a 760000 year old supervolcano site in California found that the magma pool beneath it erupted a few hundred years after forming.
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Iceland’s volcanoes could power UK homes
Energy Live News
UK households could get their electricity supplied from Iceland’s volcanoes following an agreement signed yesterday between the two countries. This follows Energy Minister Charles Hendry’s visit to a power station in Iceland’s south west region earlier
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The global economy is sitting on a volcano. What happens next?
FM blog (blog)
Why do people choose to live on a dangerous explosive volcano? People are too comfortable to move, and it pays to live there. The soil is often rich. Some volcanoes have rich mineral deposits or tourism. And they probably will get lucky,
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UK and Iceland sign Volcano deal
reNews Europe
The UK has signed a memorandum of understanding with Iceland to pave the way for sourcing geothermal power from the islands volcanoes. The agreement was signed by UK energy minister Charles Hendry and his Icelandic counterpart Oddný G. Harðardóttir.
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UK eyes geothermal energy from volcanoes
UPI.com
REYKJAVíK, Iceland, May 31 (UPI) — The British government said it signed a deal aimed at getting electricity supplied through geothermal energy derived from Icelandic volcanoes. British Minister of State for Energy Charles Hendry signed a memorandum
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