Underwater Volcano Flare-Ups Could Affect Climate Change

February 6, 2015 3:08 PM

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Underwater volcanoes are normally gentle giants, but their frequent flare-ups could affect climate change, according to new research.

Triggered by short- and long-term changes in the Earth's orbit and sea levels, these volcanic flare-ups, or pulses, occur on surprisingly regular cycles in between their normal steady states - lasting anywhere from two weeks to 100,000 years.

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