Hotspot volcanoes

Cornish volcanoes that were active hundreds of millions of years ago

[ad_1] You might find it hard to imagine, but Cornwall’s past includes barren deserts, terrifying prehistoric beasts, and volcanoes. Our county was once an active region of volcanism, and lava-spitting volcanic eruptions shaped the local landscape for millions of years to come. Although Britain’s last volcanoes are believed to have erupted around 60 million years […]

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The main types of mountains – the ups and downs of the Earth

[ad_1] Mountains have always played a central role in human culture, but it is only recently that we have understood how they form and develop. To this day, these magnificent reliefs still hold many secrets. There are several ways to analyze and classify mountains depending on your science discipline. Here we will describe in detail […]

Hotspot volcanoes

Underwater Volcanoes: Windows to the Basement | NSF

Although hydrothermally active submarine volcanoes represent a large portion of Earth’s volcanism and are mineral-rich biological hotspots, very little is known about the microbial diversity of these systems. In the review PNAS, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation of the United States show that on one of these volcanoes, the Brothers submarine arc volcano […]

Hotspot volcanoes

Deep-sea volcanoes: windows in the basement | NSF

[ad_1] Research News Deep-sea volcanoes: windows in the basement Underwater volcanoes reveal the complexity of seabed microbial life Hydrothermal ventilation at the site of the Brothers volcano cone January 5, 2021 Although hydrothermally active underwater volcanoes make up a large part of Earth’s volcanism and are mineral-rich biological hotspots, very little is known about the […]