Jan Mayen: volcano in the freezer

Norway is a country best known for its history, oil, mountains, and an egalitarian attitude to life. Volcanoes are somewhat lacking in this list. But Norway does indeed have one active volcano, given to it by the League of Nations. It is located on the arctic island of Jan Mayen, which became a Norwegian possession,…

The Trans-Mexico Volcanic Belt, Cotopaxi & Sakurajima

The latest article really did invite a sequel as the short time at my disposal and the dearth of publicly available material led to it not being on as solid scientific foundation as we like them to be. This will be set right now. Early this week there was a letter in my mail, physical…

Mexico City and the Trans Mexico Volcanic Belt – NDVP #5

  It is inevitable that the higher we get in this series, the more speculative our choices may seem. If everything was known about every volcano, identifying and motivating the choice of the ten most dangerous ones would be a relatively simple matter. As it is, our selections have to be based on what meagre…