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Join us for an evening of science explosions with experts from the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia. We'll be uncovering the mysteries of past volcanic eruptions, how they changed planet Earth, and how they can give us a heads up for future events!
Volcano Detectives! How we use past eruptions to prepare for the future
Future volcanic eruptions pose many challenges. But, looking carefully at past events provides us with all sorts of clues to improve preparedness. In her talk, Jenni will explore some exciting past eruptions and demonstrate how volcano detectives piece together what happened both above and below the ground! Bring your magnifying glass!
Earth’s changing face: volcanic eruptions and how they shape the landscape
James Christie (PhD Researcher at University of East Anglia)
Volcanic eruptions are often short-lived events, yet the effects they have on the landscape can be devastating and very long lasting. In this talk, with some table-top demonstrations, we will explore a variety of volcanic phenomena (from runny lava flows to full-scale flank collapse), how they occur and behave, and how they change the face of the Earth!