geophysics

How Do You Forecast Eruptions at Volcanoes That Sit 'On The Cusp' for Decades?

How Do You Forecast Eruptions at Volcanoes That Sit 'On The Cusp' for Decades?

Some volcanoes take their time—experiencing protracted, years-long periods of unrest before eventually erupting.

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In Vanuatu, DTM Peers Into ‘Plumbing System’ of Ambrym Volcano

In Vanuatu, DTM Peers Into ‘Plumbing System’ of Ambrym Volcano

DTM volcanologists Hélène Le Mével and Diana Roman traveled to Vanuatu in May 2019 for a new project that will probe the magma under Ambrym volcano.

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New NSF Grant Awarded to Study Earth’s “Flat Slabs”

New NSF Grant Awarded to Study Earth’s “Flat Slabs”

A $2.7 million multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional NSF-Frontiers of Earth Science grant has been awarded to a team led by Carnegie’s Lara Wagner to study an active flat slab in Colombia.

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Hélène Le Mével Talks Gravity, Magma, Volcanoes at Broad Branch Road

Hélène Le Mével Talks Gravity, Magma, Volcanoes at Broad Branch Road

Hélène Le Mével presented a talk titled, “The gravity of volcanoes: using gravity data to probe magma reservoirs,” on April 25 at the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Broad Branch Road (BBR) campus.

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Hélène Le Mével: To Understand How Magma Moves and Evolves in the Crust, Use Gravity

Hélène Le Mével: To Understand How Magma Moves and Evolves in the Crust, Use Gravity

In a prelude to her upcoming Neighborhood Lecture, Le Mével spoke about her work, the importance of gravity for volcanology, and the questions she is tackling through her theoretical and field work on magmatic systems.  

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Geodynamo Recharged

Geodynamo Recharged

Peter Driscoll authors a News & Views article for Nature Geoscience in which he discusses results from Bono and colleagues and their implications for what we know about the solidification of Earth's inner core hundreds of millions of years ago.

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