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Commentary on the Apocalypse by Beatus of Liébana, from the monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos, near Burgos, Spain, 1090–1109 ce. Credit: British Library Board (Add. MS 11695, f108r)

Authors: Guillet S, Corona C, Oppenheimer C, Lavigne F, Khodri M, Ludlow F, Sigl M, Toohey M, Atkins PS, Yang Z, Muranaka T, Horikawa N & Stoffel M

In a recent article published in Nature, researchers from University of Geneva and PAGES Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society (VICS) working group used chronicles, ice core & tree ring data to uncover new insights on one of Earth's most volcanically active periods.

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Congrats to the research group for revealing this unexpected contribution of medieval monks to volcanology!