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Think weather forecasts are bad? Try forecasting a volcanic eruption.

A new technique could bring us closer to accurately predicting volcano behavior.
Okmuk volcano

Satellite data from Okmuk volcano in Alaska shows how much the ground was deformed after an eruption.

Courtesy of the Institut des Sciences de la Terre (ISTerre).

Forecasting the weather is hard enough—just ask any meteorologist. But imagine how difficult it would be if all the data you needed to help build tomorrow’s weather map was located deep underground, utterly inaccessible, and you had to use a totally different model for each location because the rules that governed

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