Can water vapor help forecast when a volcano will blow?
The magma that bursts out of volcanoes is propelled upward largely by dissolved gases, which are released into the atmosphere once the molten rock approaches the surface. The most abundant of these gases is water vapor, and scientists have long searched for a way to accurately measure volcanic water vapor emission rates.
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