Tagged: volcano

Still warming after all these years (again) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 10, 2013

Spread this excellent new video from the talented team at Skeptical Science far and wide. It explains why the latest denialist trope — no warming for 16 years — is rubbish. Take out the impact of the three biggest factors driving natural variations in the global average temperature — volcanoes, the El Niño Southern Oscillation [...] … Read More

Spectacular Footage of Yesterday’s Tongariro Eruption – Risk Remains High - Shaken Not Stirred

Jesse Dykstra Nov 22, 2012

Mount Tongariro Eruption. Source: TVNZ A Geonet webcam at Mt. Tongariro has captured spectacular footage of yesterday’s eruption, which lasted approximately 5 minutes, ejecting an ash column and plume some 3-4 km above the Te Maari crater. There have not been any reports of injuries or damage, beyond a light dusting of ash falling near the volcano. The … Read More

Mount Tongariro eruption – sleeping giant awakens - Shaken Not Stirred

Jesse Dykstra Aug 07, 2012

Seismic signature of Tongariro eruption. GeoNet Last night Mount Tongariro burst into life, erupting for the first time in over 100 years. The eruption raised the Geonet volcanic alert from level 1 to 2, with an accompanying aviation colour code of red. The Tongariro alert level had been upped to level 1 on 20th of July 2012, due to … Read More

The Climate Show #15: Michael Ashley and the ineducable Carter - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 29, 2011

We thought we’d try for a record short show — and failed, because once again there was just to much to talk about. We have more on Eritrean volcanoes, extreme weather over the last 18 months, a new report on the dire state of the oceans, and Stoat’s big bet. Special guest is Professor Michael [...] … Read More

Weekend Nanotech – The Inconvenient Ash - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Jun 25, 2011

Estimated Ash distribution map from: http://passingparade-2009.blogspot.com/ Most people will be aware by now there is a rather large ash cloud spreading across the Southern Hemisphere from the eruption in Chile. Here in NZ it has been playing havoc with flights across the board- but many people aren’t sure why we’re so worried about ash! So I though I’d take … Read More

The Climate Show #14: volcanoes, black carbon and crocks from Christy - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 16, 2011

A busy news week sees Glenn and Gareth discussing volcanoes in Chile and Africa, busy pumping ash into the atmosphere and disrupting flights in South America, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East, an extreme spring in the USA, drought in Europe and a warm autumn in NZ, a new UN report on black carbon [...] … Read More

Rumble in the Kermadec trench - Visibly Shaken

Peter Griffin Aug 17, 2010

As NIWA faced a scurrilous legal challenge over its climate data yesterday, its scientists were getting on with business, releasing details of the partial collapse of an undersea volcano in New Zealand waters. As the Herald reports: A volcanic cone on Rumble III, 200km northeast of Auckland, had crumbled. The volcano’s highest point had dropped 90m further below … Read More