Seeing Volcanoes in a New Light

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Science  28 Mar 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5615, pp. 2026-2027
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5615.2026

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K.-- The balance is tilting in science's favor as new instruments and analytical approaches are brought to bear on restive volcanoes. Two new software packages merge data ranging from seismic patterns to escaping gases into a unified view of a volcano's behavior; the hope is that this bigger picture will improve eruption predictions.