Tagged: Auckland Volcanic Field

The current eruption of Kīlauea: could it happen in Auckland - Guest Work

Guest Author May 08, 2018

Brad Scott This post was originally published by GeoNet. The ongoing eruption in Hawai’i this week allows us the chance to think about a similar event here in New Zealand. The current eruption of Kīlauea volcano on Hawai‘i has provided some spectacular footage of cracks opening in roads, fountains of glowing lava, and billowing clouds of gas – and … Read More

The temperamental past of Auckland’s Volcanoes - News

Jean Balchin Jul 18, 2017

Two recent studies have found that Auckland’s volcanoes had a rather stormy and temperamental past. At one stage, several large eruptions happened within 4,000 years, whereas at other times there were thousands of years of silence. The two studies were published this month in the Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research … Read More

A better understanding of Auckland volcanoes - News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Dec 14, 2015

Tracking the source of volcanic ash has given a New Zealand researcher a better understanding of Auckland volcanoes and when they erupted. Jenni Hopkins reconstructed the volcanic history of Auckland as part of her PhD research at Victoria University in the hope of better understanding the risk posed by new eruptions in our biggest city. Auckland’s volcanic field … Read More

Cunning radiocarbon and dating volcanic eruptions - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford May 19, 2010

It is excellent to see a new AMS radiocarbon dating set-up in New Zealand (NZ scientists fire up $3.4 million mass spectrometer).  When I was working on climate reconstruction I was hugely reliant on the previous 14C (radiocarbon) device to help put Before Present (BP) ages on volcanic ash layers (tephra) that occurred in sections [...] … Read More