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So hot right now: A tale of two lovers

Amber L. Madden-Nadeau Popocatepetl - more colloquially known as “Popo” – means “smoking mountain” and is an active volcano just 60 km from Mexico City (Figure 1) with 20 million people living within this catchment area. It stands right next... Continue Reading →

So Hot Right Now: Volcanology 101

Amber L. Madden-Nadeau A volcano is defined as “a naturally occurring vent or fissure at the Earth's surface through which erupt molten, solid, and gaseous materials”.  Volcanoes come in many different shapes and sizes and have many different eruptive styles. They... Continue Reading →

Using mythology to inform geology

Isabelle Taylor There are many forms of volcanic activity, from explosive eruptions with clouds of ash and pyroclastic flows, to lava flows which creep over the surrounding landscape. These phenomena shape the lives of communities who live with these threats,... Continue Reading →

Meet the… Volcanologist

Name: Isabelle Taylor Age: 24 Year of Study: 2 Research Groups: I am part of the Volcanology research group in Earth Sciences and the Earth Observation group in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics. I am also part of NERC’s Centre... Continue Reading →

Meet the… Igneous Petrologist/ Volcanologist

Name: Frey Fyfe Age: 23 Year of Study: 2 Research Group: I’m part of the Volcanology groups at Oxford University and the Natural History Museum in London. What are you researching: My research deals with trying to understand how volcanoes at subduction zones produce major... Continue Reading →

Meet the… Volcanologist

Name:  Rebecca Elizabeth Smith Age: 24 Year of study: 2 Department: Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art  What are you researching: I am investigating the relationship between deglaciation, and the frequency and magnitude of volcanic eruptions in southern South America. To do this, I am assessing both visible and invisible (cryptic) ash... Continue Reading →

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