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Volcanic Winters

Guest Post by Albert:  Weather is changeable but climate is forever. At least so it seemed, before the global warming began in earnest in the 1980s. The difference between weather and climate is often lost on us: we experience and remember the weather but changes over decades are hidden from us. Nature is different: flowers…

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Bárðarbunga, the End of the Eruption or…?

Fig 1. From Holuhraun lava field 4 March 2015. The central part of the crater Baugur (Circle) on March 4th, view to the North along the crater. The encrusted surface of the lava lake has collapsed. Its remains are now a course, black rubble at the bottom of the crater. Small vents of blueish gas…

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Frisian Sûdwalvulkaan coming to life again?

Fig1. Last active between 160 – 145 million years ago, the Zuidwalvulkaan is showing signs of unrest. Its location just off the Dutch coast is a cause for grave concern (www.npowetenschap.nl) The Sûdwalvulkaan (Zuidwalvulkaan) has been sitting dormant at 2 km under the Waddenzee (Frisian Sea) in the north of the Netherlands for some 150…