CT scan of Earth links deep mantle plumes with volcanic hotspots2015-09-07 15:20:18
University of California, Berkeley, seismologists have produced for the first time a sharp, three-dimensional scan of Earth's interior that conclusively connects plumes of hot rock rising through the mantle with surface hotspots that generate volcanic island chains like Hawaii, Samoa and Iceland.
Mechanism behind 'strange' earthquakes discovered.2015-09-07 16:16:18
Currents of semi-liquid rock key to seismicity away from tectonic plate boundaries.
It's not a huge mystery why Los Angeles experiences earthquakes. The city sits near a boundary between two tectonic plates -- they shift, we shake. But what about places that aren't along tectonic plate boundaries.
Amazon fire risk linked to devastating hurricanes2015-09-08 16:16:33
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and NASA have uncovered a remarkably strong link between high wildfire risk in the Amazon basin and the devastating hurricanes that ravage North Atlantic shorelines. The climate scientists' findings appear in the journal Geophysical Research Letters near the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's calamitous August 2005 landfall at New Orleans.
Volcanic eruptions that changed human history2015-10-26 03:29:25
Researchers find new evidence that large eruptions were responsible for cold temperature extremes recorded since early Roman times.