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As part of the RiftVolc consortium, COMET researchers David Pyle, Tamsin Mather and Juliet Biggs have co-authored a new paper ...
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/ Volcanoes
COMET scientist Juliet Biggs will receive the 2017 Geodesy Section Award at this year's American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, ...
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/ COMET news
COMET researchers at the University of Oxford have estimated the total carbon emissions emanating from the Eastern Rift - the ...
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/ volcanic gas, Volcanoes
Pablo J Gonzalez is a COMET researcher at the University of Liverpool.  He is currently (August 2017) carrying out a ...
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/ topography, Uncategorised
At about 5:38am local time on 24 June 2017 (21:38 on 23 June 2017 UTC), a massive landslide struck Xinmo ...
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/ Earthquakes, InSAR, Tectonics
Cerro Azul is the southernmost active volcano on Isabela Island, Galápagos (Ecuador). On 18-19 March 2017, seismic activity increased on ...
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/ InSAR, volcanic deformation, Volcanoes
Dramatic data from last year’s major earthquake in Kaikoura, New Zealand, will change the way scientists think about earthquake hazards ...
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/ Earthquakes, InSAR, Tectonics
By COMET Scientist Juliet Biggs Malawi is a small country at the tip of the East African Rift. Small, that ...
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/ Earthquakes, GPS
Congratulations to COMET scientist Professor Andy Hooper, who has been awarded the American Geophysical Union (AGU) James B. Macelwane Medal ...
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/ COMET news, Volcanoes
COMET scientists have helped to shed new light on how volcanoes collapse during major eruptions, in new research published in ...
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/ volcanic deformation, Volcanoes
A new paper published in Geophysical Research Letters by Tom Pering and Andrew McGonigle has combined fluid dynamical modelling of ...
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/ volcanic gas, Volcanoes
A new paper in Scientific Reports, co-authored by COMET's Tamsin Mather, has demonstrated for the first time that airborne remote ...
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/ volcanic ash, Volcanoes
COMET's Marek Ziebart and Chris Atkins, both at UCL, have been using sidereal filtering to detect geohazards in near-real time ...
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/ Earthquakes, GPS
In the geological past, large eruptions have often occurred simultaneously at nearby volcanoes. Now, a team of COMET scientists from ...
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/ InSAR, volcanic deformation, Volcanoes
Pablo Gonzalez's work on the 2014 Pico do Fogo eruption has been featured in the AGU's Eos magazine. The research ...
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/ InSAR, volcanic deformation, Volcanoes
Scientists from COMET are participating in a workshop, funded by the US National Science Foundation, to study Santiaguito volcano, Guatemala ...
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/ Volcanoes
An international team of scientists, led by COMET's John Elliott, has shed new light on the earthquake that devastated Nepal ...
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/ Earthquakes, InSAR, Tectonics
On the evening of December 2 2015, Sicily’s Mount Etna began to erupt for the first time in over two ...
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/ volcanic ash, volcanic gas, Volcanoes
Are the volcanoes of the Ethiopian Rift Valley now peaceful, or do they continue to pose a threat to the ...
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/ Volcanoes
Around 20 scientists gathered at the University of Leeds recently to share their knowledge and their views on how magmatic ...
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/ Events, volcanic deformation, Volcanoes
COMET researchers have unravelled a complex seismic sequence using a combination of techniques, explaining not only the earthquake sequence itself ...
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/ Earthquakes, InSAR, seismology, Tectonics
COMET researchers have used the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite to shed light on the 2014-15 eruption at Fogo, the ...
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/ InSAR, volcanic deformation, Volcanoes
A huge volcanic eruption in Iceland emitted on average three times as much of a toxic gas as all European ...
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/ volcanic ash, Volcanoes
Post by Richard Walters, Research Fellow at the University of Leeds with COMET and the Earthquakes without Frontiers project (r.j.walters@leeds.ac.uk) Active ...
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/ Earthquakes, Events, imagery, InSAR, Tectonics
In 2013, a MW7.7 earthquake struck Balochistan, caused a huge surface offset and triggered a small tsunami in the Arabian ...
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/ Earthquakes, imagery, Tectonics
COMET scientists’ Tamsin Mather, David Pyle and Roy Grainger have a new paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research on the ...
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/ volcanic ash, Volcanoes
COMET Research Associate Dr Paola Crippa, from the University of Newcastle, has been awarded a prestigious L’Oréal-UNESCO National For Women In ...
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/ COMET news
Congratulations to COMET’s James Jackson who has received a CBE for his services to environmental science. As well as being ...
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/ COMET news
On 25 April, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, claiming over 8,000 lives and affecting millions of people. Images from ESA’s ...
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/ Earthquakes, InSAR, Tectonics
COMET scientists have been closely involved with international efforts to analyse satellite data from the recent Nepal earthquake. You can ...
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/ Earthquakes, InSAR, Tectonics
On 22nd April Calbuco volcano, Chile, erupted for the first time since 1972 with very little warning. Plumes of volcanic ...
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COMET Director Tim Wright has been selected as the 2015 Rosentiel Award Recipient by the University of Miami (UM) in recognition of ...
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/ COMET news
On Friday 13 March the Royal Astronomical Society held a discussion meeting on advances in high-resolution topography and imagery.  Christoph Gruetzner ...
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/ Earthquakes, Tectonics
Hear COMET's Tamsin Mather and David Pyle on how we are monitoring volcanic risk on Radio 4's Costing the Earth. You ...
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/ Volcanoes, volcanoes
Two COMET scientists are to receive prestigious awards from the Geological Society of London. <a title="@NERC_COMET scientists receive awards from ...
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/ COMET news
Read COMET scientist Alex Copley's  blog about the hazards posed by active fault-lines within the Earth's crust for the United Nations Office ...
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/ Earthquakes
RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting: Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London 13th March 2015 | Download the programme | **Specialist ...
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/ Events
Europe's Sentinel-1A spacecraft and its extraordinary images of slip from the South Napa earthquake herald a new era of space-based ...
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/ Earthquakes, InSAR
A warm welcome to Austin Elliott who has just arrived in Oxford to take up a postdoctoral position in remote ...
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/ COMET news