Wendy Stovall

Wendy Stovall

Scientists get together to role play volcano eruption predictions

By: - April 12, 2022

In February, 100 scientists got together to practice coordinating themselves during a pretend volcanic eruption. As scientists who work on potentially active volcanoes, we ask ourselves “what” questions a lot. What if a volcano starts showing signs that it’s waking up? What sort of eruption might happen at a given volcano?  What types of hazards […]

Yellowstone monitors volcanoes in southwest U.S.

By: - March 29, 2021

There is no shortage of spectacular volcanic footage available these days. In the past few weeks, we’ve seen a fissure eruption of Geldingadalur volcano in Iceland grow into spatter cones surrounded by a lava flow field, 5,000 foot high lava fountains from Sicily’s Mount Etna, and ash plumes rocketing up to greater than 13,000 ft above Pacaya volcano in Guatemala. All of these represent possible events that could occur during the next eruption […]