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Photo Gallery: Volcanoes of the World

More than 1,900 volcanoes were active during the last 10,000 years. 50-70 outbreaks worldwide are registered per year. Some impressions in pictures.

20.11.2014 · Natural hazards / Volcanic eruption
Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
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Volcanic Eruption in Japan

Ontake has erupted without significant signs - typic for phreatic eruptions. Water is heated up and unloaded in a stream explosion

29.09.2014 · Natural hazards / Volcanic eruption
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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Picture gallery: Bardarbunga

The Icelandic Vulkan Bardarbunga was active from mid August 2014 to February 2015. A review in pictures.

16.09.2014 · Natural hazards / Volcanic eruption
Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
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Large volcanic ash plume at Tavurvur Volcano

Not only at Bardarbunga in Iceland the warning signs are set to orange. Also Tavurvur Volcano in Papua New Guinea disrupts the local populations' lifes.

08.09.2014 · Natural hazards / Volcanic eruption
Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
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Volcanism in Germany

Italy has Vesuvius, Iceland Eyjafjallajökull and the US Mount St. Helens. But what is the volcano situation in Germany?

21.08.2014 · Natural hazards / Volcanic eruption
Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
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Tree trunks preserve information about past volcanic eruptions

Scientists reconstruct past climatic changes in tree ring studies.

15.08.2014 · Natural hazards / Volcanic eruption
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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Volcanic ash in the sea - a valuable source of information

Scientists draw important conclusions from previous eruptions to predict future eruptions and their strength.

13.08.2014 · Natural hazards / Volcanic eruption
Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
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Assessing volcanic hazards

GEOMAR scientists in Kiel explain how the risk of an imminent volcanic eruption is evaluated.

20.06.2014 · Natural hazards / Volcanic eruption
Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
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Volcanism in Iceland: sediment cores as a geological archive

What risks do Iceland's volcanoes hold for Europe? To answer this question, researchers are examining sediments taken from the sea.

26.05.2014 · Natural hazards / Volcanic eruption
Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
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Investigation of volcanic activity on the Mozambique Ridge

A huge undersea basalt plateau is the destination of a joint research expedition undertaken by the Alfred Wegener Institute and GEOMAR.

03.04.2014 · Natural hazards / Volcanic eruption
Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
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Central America: an active volcanic arc

Several of the volcanoes along the Central American land bridge are nearly permanently active. More than 200 eruptions took place in the past three centuries.

03.04.2014 · Natural hazards / Volcanic eruption
Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
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The deep water cycle of the Earth

The hydrological cycle of the earth is not limited to the Earth's surface and atmosphere. Water circulates through great depths.

02.04.2014 · Natural hazards / Volcanic eruption
Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
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Evacuation after volcanic eruption on Java

After a volcanic eruption on the Indonesian island of Java, thousands of people had to be evacuated and airports closed.

14.02.2014 · Natural hazards / Volcanic eruption
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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The Complicated Birth of a Volcano

GEOMAR researchers unravel the origin of Antarctic seamounts

11.10.2013 · Natural hazards / Volcanic eruption
Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel