Published in the journal Gondwana Research, the researchers used advanced subsurface imaging techniques, analogous to medical CT scanning, to identify the plethora of volcanic craters and lava flows, and the deeper magma chambers
that fed them.
Researchers used advanced subsurface imaging techniques, analogous to medical CT scanning, to identify the volcanic craters and lava flows and the deeper magma chambers
that fed them.
Researchers have used advanced imaging technology similar to medical CT or MRI scanning to identify volcanic craters, lava flows and deep magma chambers
that dot the subterranean region.
Almost similar to the principle behind medical CT scanning, the technique pulled up images of the numerous volcanic craters and magma flows as well as the magma chambers
where they came from.
The new study, published today in Nature, has challenged our understanding of the structure of ocean volcanoes, with previous estimates suggesting that magma chambers
were located up to 6 km below the surface.
Katla, researchers say, has started releasing carbon monoxide, which is a sign its magma chambers
are filling up.
Though Wyoming, where the super-volcano is located, sits somewhere in the middle of North American plate, Zhou supported the case of subduction, in which friction generated by the sliding of rocks generates the heat required to power a volcano's magma chambers
Scientists are already aware of giant magma chambers
Enter WHOI geophysicist Rob Sohn, who has spent his career studying hydrothermal vents that typically form over magma chambers
beneath the seafloor.
Volcanoes and crustal magma chambers
result from the ascent of magma from primary magma chambers
at depths of 150-200 km .