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Northwest volcanoes (video)
Volcanic ash studied to predict eruptions
Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011
By Becky Phillips, Marketing and Creative Services
PULLMAN - Work by two WSU geologists on the microscopic properties of volcanic ash may lead to better methods of detecting and predicting volcanic eruptions - including those from supervolcanoes.
John Wolff and Michael Rowe are focusing on geologic activity in the Cascade Range, where a powerful subduction zone off the coast of Washington, Oregon and California produces constant volcanic activity.