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Nov 2023 - NGM Single Copy

Nov 2023 - NGM Single Copy



Most lava lake quickly subside as lava drain away from the cone. Persistent lava lakes are rate-of Earth's roughly 1,500 volcanoes, only seven are known to maintain lava lakes. The discovery of an eight lava-topped volcano, on Mount Michael, in the sub-Antarctic Sandwich Islands, is a big deal, according to a study published in 2019 based on satellite data. Mount Michael offers a unique Opportunity to study glacial volcanoes and better Understand how they form and function. But the Isalnd is extremely remote-nearly a thousand miles from the closet inhabited island- and is often shrouded in cloud cover, making the valcano difficult to observe by satellite. No one has made the journey there to explore it until now. National Geographic is sending a team of valcanologists and a file crew to make the first ascent to its rim and collect data and never-before-seen images of the lava lake. Other features in this issue include:

  • A deep dive into the development of technology to remove carbon from the atmosphere, not only examining how its works and what its limitataions are but also whether it can be done on the scale needed in the time needed. 
  • A visual feature showing a pod of killer whales in Antarctica exhibiting a unique hunting behavior, creating waves that wash Weddell seals off ice floes on the ocean. Drones imagines shot by Bertie Gregory are the only ones in existence of these killer whales showing this behavior.
  • An examination of the impact of American immigration policy on one extended and established family who has lived in the United State for quarter of century.
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