NOAA study finds seafloor volcanic eruptions can alter long-term climate of earth

February 8, 2015 9:40 PM

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A new research study found that seafloor volcanoes play an integral role in climate variations. The study, led by Maya Tolstoy of Columbia University’s Earth Institute, is published in Geophysical Research Letters.

Land-based volcanoes have been studied to greater details and have been attributed to climate change; however, little attention has been given to seafloor volcanoes. The latest research found that even underwater volcanoes could catalyze natural climate change.

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