Uncovering our explosive past
How do volcanoes work? Where do they form? And what does this mean for the people that live around them? Meet the scientists finding the answers to these questions.
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Research by some New Zealand scientists suggests that not all volcanoes have a magma chamber lying underneath. Professor Richard Price of the University of Waikato has proposed a new model to explain...
Exercise Ruaumoko was an imagined scenario of a volcanic eruption in New Zealand. A team of people gathered to see if the city of Auckland would cope.
Scientists use a range of different methods to study volcanoes, combining fieldwork with laboratory techniques to form a detailed picture.
Different types of magma are associated with different volcanoes. When the volcanoes erupt, different types of rock are formed – basalt, andesite and rhyolite.