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Spectacular eruptions at Italy's Etna

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almost 3 years ago

Italy's (second) most famous volcano, Mt. Etna, has been quite busy while I've been off in California. Many of you have been following Etna on the webcams and leaving lots of comments about the impressive activity. A brief summary: Etna has experienced a number of eruptive episodes over the ...

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Update from the field

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about 3 years ago

First off, sorry for being so scarce lately! The field and lab work has taken up almost all my time, so finding a few moments to blog have been tough. I'm also traveling light with only my iPad, so that has added to the challenge.  Some highlight so far: - I collected (with help from Dr. David ...

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Eruptions Summer Schedule, Part 2

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about 3 years ago

Well, now that we're in mid-July, Eruptions will be going on autopilot for a while as I start 2 weeks of field and labwork in California. My trip will involve collecting some Triassic-Jurassic rhyolites from Mineral King, extracting some zircon from those rhyolites to analyze them for composition ...

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Eruptions' 1,000th Post!

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about 3 years ago

Well, I find this a little hard to believe, but this is the 1,000th post on Eruptions. Since May 2008, over Wordpress, Scienceblogs and Big Think, I've now written more posts than I care to admit. Along the way, a community was built around this blog - the real testament for Eruptions - and it has ...