The new book ‘Antarctic Volcanism: Explore the Remotest Volcanoes of the Planet!’ is focused on the volcanoes located in Antarctica and explains how scientists can study them and what happens when a volcano erupts under the ice.

Volcanic eruptions are some of the most spectacular and destructive natural events. Antarctica is home to more than one hundred volcanoes some of which are entirely buried beneath the ice sheet. Some of these volcanoes are active and have attracted many explorers and scientists.

GEO3BCN-CSIC researchers have collaborated on this book, created by AntVolc, the SCAR Antarctic Volcanism Expert Group which studies volcanic processes. The geologist and artist Nia Schamuells has illustrated this book.

In this book, you will discover where volcanoes are located on Earth, how they erupt, what the different types of volcanic activity are, and how volcanoes can be dangerous and affect life and the environment around them. You will learn how many volcanoes are located in Antarctica, which are the largest and most active, what happens when a volcano erupts into ice, and how scientists are able to study volcanoes in a place as remote as Antarctica.

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