Virtual Volcano Vacation #118 WINNER! – Barren Island

When searching the virtual-Earth for a hiding place, I often start by seeking out arcs of volcanoes, knowing those will be the most likely places to find a volcano with a lively eruptive history or at least some interesting topography. But sometimes a volcano stands out from the rest, away from the herd, a one-off……

Virtual Volcano Vacation challenge #118 – Postcard #2

Being on a purely scientific quest, of course, I stayed the night. After all, he is quite alone in his big old caldera, away from the “prying eyes” of seismographs and tiltmeters. And he just so happens to have begun his last eruptive period within the last five years. Is he erupting right now?  GVP doesn’t really…

Virtual Volcano Vacation challenge #118 – Postcard #1

I know volcanoes are not normally thought of as social creatures, but in our own way we are.  I first noticed this one while wandering around at a crowded subduction zone. He was sort of off on his own away from the rest of the arc and looking like the sort of caldera volcano I’d like to…

Virtual Volcano Vacation #117 WINNERS! – Pinatubo

To celebrate this week that began with Earth Day and March for Science and will end with People’s Climate March, I decided to hide in a volcano whose activity actually had an affect on global climate. It seems I am not the only one who has studied this volcano because the Search Party found me…