Canada's distinctive tuya volcanoes reveal glacial, palaeo-climate secrets

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 13:00 in Earth & Climate

Deposits left by the eruption of a subglacial volcano, or tuya, 1.8 million years ago could hold the secret to more accurate palaeo-glacial and climate models, according to new research. The detailed mapping and sampling of the partially eroded Kima' Kho tuya in northern British Columbia, Canada, shows that the ancient regional ice sheet through which the volcano erupted was twice as thick as previously estimated.

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