Sleep well beautifull caldera, may there be people around to see you the next time you do your thing.

Supersleep Sweet Little Yellowstone!

During the last couple of years I have argued that Yellowstone most likely is at the end of its life-cycle. There are many good reasons for me to believe that, let me first go through those before we move on to this week’s big news in Volcanology. Continental drift Yellowstone is currently moving into a Craton, a…

Photograph from the Wikimedia Commons showing the location of the volcanic vents and the size and depth of the Caldera.

Debunking Caldera Myths

Post by cbus20122: Before this post gets read, I would like to note that I am not a scientist or geologist. If any information is inaccurate in this post, I would like to encourage the more scientifically inclined to correct me and inform readers if there are any inaccuracies! Caldera Volcanoes.. The Mythological Beast of…

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Eifel Volcanic Field II

Recently Nathan took you on a comfortable journey into the Eifel volcanic field. But what is the origin of this intraplate volcanism and where will the journey go? About 400 million years ago during the Devonian, the Age of Fish, when only plants and insects roamed the land, Laurussia and Gondwana converged into the supercontinent…

Image from Nature GeoScience. From Phillip A. Allens article Geodynamics: Surface impact of mantle processes.

El Hierro and the Physics of magma chambers

Part 1 Not many people think about what is great with physics. People are normally more occupied with buying Prada hand-bags to carry their rat-sized yapp-dogs than physics. The great thing with physics is that the laws of nature are universal. And with that I mean that they can be transferred easily from the school…