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.