On Sept 24, 1952, the oceanographic survey vessel Kaiyo-Maru No 5 was destroyed by a submarine eruption.
‘the old folk had never seen it like this time, with the location of the disk of the Moon not visible, just as if it had disappeared during the eclipse… It was truly something to fear.’ Fujiwara no Teika, 2 December 1229
The researchers investigated the impact of abrupt sunlight reducing scenarios caused by nuclear war, super volcano eruptions or asteroid impacts on agricultural production globally.
On 10th of April 1815 the most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history took place when Mount Tambora, Indonesia exploded.
The second phase of flooding was one of the most disastrous natural events to occur in Central Europe during the past millennium
“The aristae of the barley, which was coming into ear, became brown and withered at their extremities, as did the leaves of the oats”
Around midmorn on Whitsun, June 8th of 1783, in clear and calm weather,a black haze of sand appeared to the north of the mountains nearest the farms of the Siða area.
“Long regarded as a microcontinental fragment left when India parted company with Antarctica – based on isolated occurrences of gneisses – there is evidence that during the formation of the Kerguelen LIP the basalts rose above sea level. “
“How did what seems to be a ‘golden spike’ in human culture first take material form in Olduvai?”
The complex plumbing system beneath volcanoes has been revealed in the clearest detail ever, marking a ‘major step forward’ in our understanding of how they are formed and behave.