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Vintage volcano maps

20 Mar , 2019 Curious facts,Etna,Volcano pills,Volcano science

Vintage volcano maps

In the 19th century the volcanology as proper science was not born yet. However, some among the naturalists were fascinated by those particular mountains and they can be regarded as pioneering volcanologists. Sir. Charles Daubeny, Professor of Chemistry in the University of Oxford, commissioned this map to show the comparison among several volcanoes in the […]

Volcanic gases

19 Mar , 2019 Etna,Volcano pills,Volcano science

Volcanic gases

It is well known that the volcanic gas is the main controlling factor during an eruption. It’s the gas that drives the magma from the deep to the shallower layers and then until the surface. It’s the gas ruling the style of the eruption, whether explosive or effusive. In summary the range of behaviours of […]

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