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Volcano Location Could Be Greenhouse-icehouse Key


February 6, 2013

Mount Etna A new Rice University-led study suggests that Earth's repeated flip-flopping between greenhouse and icehouse climates during the past 500 million years may have been caused by an episodic flare-up of volcanoes at key locations where enormous amounts of carbon dioxide were poised for release into the atmosphere. The study by scientists at Rice, the University of Tokyo, the University of British Columbia, Pomona College, Caltech and Texas A&M University appears this month in GeoSphere.Full Story

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