As autumn rolls in and temperatures start to drop, thoughts of traveling to a distant tropical island start to take hold. But wait, if you’re a vulcanologist, you may not need to go that far. Researchers in Syracuse, NY have built a volcano simulator, or at least a setup that allows the study of lava flow. While this may result in some disappointing travel plans, the good news is that one no longer has to face the risks of an active volcano to collect data.

Urgent update! From the first comment below, it appears our headline is incorrect, and there is apparently a ring of fire that runs throughout upstate New York! See videos below for the University of Buffalo’s volcanic activity in Ashford, NY.


David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


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Thank you, post now updated. Who knew upstate New York was so geologically active?

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