How Volcanoes Erupt under the Ocean

3:30-4:00 pm    Add
145 McCone Hall

Submarine volcanic eruptions may be fundamentally different from land-based eruptions. Our understanding of submarine eruptions is limited due to the difficulty of observing eruptions and sampling deposits from their eruptions. New measurements from the 2012 Havre eruption, the largest of the last century, collected by underwater vehicles are revealing how volcanoes erupt under the ocean.
Michael Manga, Professor, Earth and Planetary Science

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