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Do pulses from seafloor volcanoes trigger climate swings?
EarthSky
Vast ranges of volcanoes hidden under Earth's oceans have been presumed by scientists to be the gentle giants of the planet, oozing lava at slow, steady rates along mid-ocean ridges. A new study shows otherwise. It shows that these undersea volcanoes ...

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Tue, Feb 10, 2015
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Sci-News.com

Underwater Volcanoes Play Role in Long-Term Climate
Sci-News.com
Researchers have already speculated that volcanic cycles on land emitting large amounts of carbon dioxide might influence climate; but up to now there was no evidence from underwater volcanoes. “People have ignored seafloor volcanoes on the idea that ...

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Sat, Feb 07, 2015
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National Geographic

Seafloor Eruptions Triggered by Tides, Ice Ages
National Geographic
New research shows that volcanoes on mid-ocean ridges are surprisingly sensitive to changes in sea level. Picture of explosion near summit of West Mata volcano throws ash and rock. View Images. A seafloor volcano erupts in a riot of lava, rock, and ash ...

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Sat, Feb 07, 2015
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Do underwater volcanoes alter Earth's climate?
Christian Science Monitor
New oceanic crust is born at underwater volcanic chains called spreading ridges, where magma (molten rock) rises to fill the gap between moving tectonic plates. Scientists think that as the plates pull away from spreading ridges, the new crust cools ...

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Fri, Feb 06, 2015
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VICE News

Sea-Floor Volcanoes Play a Bigger Role in Earth's Climate Than Previously Thought
VICE News
Sea-floor volcanoes — eruptions at the bottom of the ocean typically thought of as slow, steady occurrences — actually pop up in bursts and play an integral role in climate variations, new research suggests. The eruptions — which create new sea ...

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Fri, Feb 06, 2015
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