Deposits from the 1257 Samalas eruption may contain artifacts of an ancient kingdom, according to scientists who link volcanology studies with histories written onto palm leaves.
Hazards & Disasters
Social Media Posts Reveal Human Responses to Deadly Tongan Eruption
Quantifying human responses to natural disasters could improve preparation for future threats, scientists say.
Geohazard Education Trainings Foster Resilience in Rural Alaska
National Science Foundation-funded teacher and community workshops boost disaster preparedness optimism among coastal Alaskan educators, whose communities face an array of natural hazards.
Making Underwater Cables SMART with Sensors
Future cables that stretch across the ocean, transmitting cat videos and financial transactions, could also contain temperature, pressure, and seismic sensors that would allow scientists to spy on the seafloor.
Coseismic Displacement of 1987 Earthquake from Aerial Images
Differencing digital surface topography models constructed from historical aerial photographs reveal the coseismic surface displacement field of the 1987 earthquake in northern New Zealand.
Protecting Poor Neighborhoods from Landslide Risk
As low-income, informal settlements bloom in the tropics, their risk of landslides increases. A new modeling tool incorporates urbanization factors to protect the region’s poorest neighborhoods.
Enhancing Earthquake Detection from Orbit
A new application of machine learning boosts scientists’ ability to use data from satellite navigation systems to detect and warn of earthquakes.
Characteristics of the 2021 Pacific Northwest Heatwave
Examining the 2021 Pacific Northwest heatwave using both historical observations and model simulations.
Monitoreando el agua en la columna eruptiva masiva del volcán de Tonga
La reciente erupción del volcán Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai arrojó aerosoles de sulfatos y una cantidad nunca antes vista de vapor de agua a la estratosfera.
U.S. Streams Are Drying Up
A new study reports that streamflow drought is getting more intense in some parts of the United States, a phenomenon that is stressing the nation’s water policy and infrastructure.