Friday Headlines, January 30, 2015
THE LATEST IN THE GEOSCIENCES
Exploding volcano video!
Inside the Greenland ice sheet
In the category of “No, you can’t outrun that” I give you a landslide:
Because it’s always fun to see volcanoes erupt.
Volcán de Colima is a volcano about 300 miles from Mexico City. This volcano exists due to the subduction of the Cocos Plate beneath the North American plate.
One of the amazing things about modern technology is our remote sensing capabilities. We are able to use bouncing seismic vibrations or reflecting radar waves to see deep into the Earth. In this case, scientists at NASA have used radar to map the extent, and different ages, of the ice that forms the cap on Greenland.