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Elements Unleashed: Natural Phenomena from Ash to Atmosphere

Please note that the function room is on the first floor with no step-free access. Gender neutral toilets are available. Under 18s are permitted to attend this event.
Past event - 2024
15 May Doors open 7pm
Event 7:30pm - 10:30pm
The Greenbank, 57 Bellevue Road,
Bristol BS5 6DP
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Join us on a journey to the edges of our planet. First, Dr. Ailsa Naismith will take you below the surface to explore how volcanos affect the world around us, as she talks about her work in the tropical depths of Guatemala. Then, Dr. Mhari Dell will turn our attention to the skies above to discover the science behind predicting the future as a weather forecaster, and why it’s harder than it looks!

Once Upon A Time In The West: how does past experience of volcanic disaster shape responses to present-day eruptive crises

Dr Ailsa Naismith (Physical Volcanologist, University of Bristol)
Hello! I’m Dr. Ailsa Naismith, a volcanologist at the University of Bristol. I work on active volcanoes in Guatemala, particularly Volcán de Fuego (“The Volcano of Fire”). I study Fuego’s eruptive activity through seismic and satellite data and its impacts on people living nearby through interviews. I also study how different groups of people interpret volcanic risk and communicate in volcanic crisis. My goal is to contribute knowledge that helps to protect lives and livelihoods around volcanoes. I look forward to sharing insights into the magical, frustrating, volcanic world of Guatemala!

They said it wasn’t going to rain!

Dr Mhari Dell (Scientist, Met Office)
If you think about it, weather forecasting is scientific soothsaying. Predicting the skies tomorrow, next week, or even next month is a remarkable achievement, and a convenience we often take for granted. But what does weather forecasting actually involve? And why is it so hard to get it perfect? In this talk, I’ll unravel the mysteries behind weather forecasting and separate the facts from the myths. We’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the little weather symbols on our phones and discover why a perfect weather forecast is an impossible task.
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