Category Archives: volcanoes

Yellowstone it was

Give yourselves a pat on the back: virtually everyone guessed correctly that my fortnight away was chiefly spent exploring Yellowstone National Park, bookended by some time in Grand Teton National Park just next door. The first photo I showed you … Continue reading

Categories: geology, outcrops, photos, volcanoes

The intimate coupling of hydrologic and geomorphic evolution of basalt landscapes

In a new paper, I show that, on basalts, flowpaths, hydographs, and landscapes coevolve over a million years or more.
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Categories: by Anne, geomorphology, hydrology, paper reviews, volcanoes

Lava lake tectonics

In the crater of Erte Ale, we can see processes that take tens of miliions of years on a global scale happening in just a few hours.
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Categories: geology, tectonics, volcanoes

The hydrogeology of Yellowstone: It’s all about the cold water

While the deep, geothermal water of Yellowstone is sexy and merits both the tourist and scientific attention given to it, there’s a largely untold story in the shallow groundwater, where huge volumes of cold water may advect more heat than the hydrothermal features. A paper by Gardner et al. (2010) begins to shed light on this side of the story.
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Categories: by Anne, hydrology, paper reviews, volcanoes

A volcanic sunset over Edinburgh

It may have grounded much of Europe’s air traffic, but at least Eyjafjallajoekull’s eruption has a pleasing aesthetic effect on the atmosphere.
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Categories: photos, volcanoes