Daily Archives: March 19, 2008

VOLCANOES: A Cultural and Geographical Perspective

Reciting Salawath on our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is an activity that will be accepted by Allah, even if we don’t have Ikhlas (piety)”. Volcano A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, … Continue reading

Posted in Volcanoes | 7 Comments


Glaciers are made up of fallen snow that, over many years, compresses into large, thickened ice masses. Glaciers form when snow remains in one location long enough to transform into ice. What makes glaciers unique is their ability to move. … Continue reading

Posted in Glaciers | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Lava Flows and Their Effects

Fluid basalt lava flow, Mauna Loa, Hawai`i What are Lava Flows? Lava flows are streams of molten rock that pour or ooze from an erupting vent. Lava is erupted during either nonexplosive activity or explosive lava fountains. Lava flows destroy … Continue reading

Posted in Volcanoes | 1 Comment

ESA Leads Endeavour To Save Earth Science Data

The amount of information being generated about our planet is increasing at an exponential rate, but it must be easily accessible in order to apply it to the global needs relating to the state of the Earth. GENESI-DR (Ground European … Continue reading

Posted in News | Leave a comment