Corpus ID: 209966889

Life after a supervolcano: it exists, but it's no fun

  title={Life after a supervolcano: it exists, but it's no fun},
  author={Michael Marshall},
  journal={New Scientist},
  • Michael Marshall
  • Published 2013
  • Around 75,000 years ago, the Toba supervolcano exploded on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, blasting enormous amounts of gas and ash into the air. Yet a new analysis suggests it had little impact on the climate, or on humans. Christine Lane of the University of Oxford and her colleagues were looking for clues to past climate change in the sediments at the bottom of Lake Malawi when they came across a layer of ash from the Toba eruption. The team was able to relate the depth of each sediment… CONTINUE READING

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