Lasering lava to forecast volcanic eruptions

6 Jul 2023
Volcanic eruption
Image: JJ Coello-Bravo

University of Queensland researchers have optimised a new technique to help forecast how volcanoes will behave, which could save lives and property around the world.

Dr Teresa Ubide from UQ’s School of the Environment and a team of international collaborators have trialled a new application of the tongue-twisting approach: laser ablation inductively coupled plasma quadruple mass spectrometry.

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