A Super-pooping Supervolcano?

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil It is said that within great beauty lies grave danger and few places are more beautiful than Lake Atitlán. Poets have filled cheap notebooks with particularly flowery hyperbole in their attempts to catch the beauty of the caldera lake…

The Great American Volcano – Aniakchak

The Caribou was standing on the plains 30 kilometers away from the mountain; it had not fled the roaring mountain more than that. After all, the ash was driven by the fierce wind to the north, and where it stood to the west in the early summer morning it was only a spectacular view. It…

The Taupo Volcanic Zone – Part 3

Ok, so now we know a bit about the tectonic setting, a bit about what the volcanoes in the TVZ can produce.. what’s left is all the juicy stuff, all the questions that come to mind, such as Why is the TVZ so prolific? Why is rhyolitic volcanism constrained in a band between Okataina and…