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The Floor is Lava (Literally): The Dos and Don’ts of Volcanology
Monday, January 12, 2015


That’s hot.

Every year, an average of 60 volcanoes erupt worldwide; approximately 15 of these eruptions have the potential to disrupt air traffic and cause widespread destruction. The practical consequences of these damaging effects made front-page news in 2010, following the eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland (which caused extensive air traffic disruptions and flight cancellations), and Merapi volcano in Indonesia (during which 353 people were killed, and 350,000 were displaced). These events highlighted the need for novel and improved real-time volcano monitoring tools. In this presentation, Dr Vanderkluysen will talk about current eruptions in Hawaii and elsewhere across the globe, recent technological developments in volcano monitoring, and volcanic surveillance in the United States.

Speaker JanuaryLoÿc Vanderkluysen, PhD, has been studying all types of volcanoes for the last 15 years: modern and ancient, active and inactive, on land and under water, in Greece, India, Italy, Indonesia, or the South Pacific. Dr Vanderkluysen specializes in the development of novel instrumentation and techniques to monitor volcanic eruptions and mitigate volcanic disasters, in the study of ancient but exceedingly large volcanic eruptions, and in the short- and long-term effects of volcanic gas release to the atmosphere, climate, and the environment.

January’s Science on Tap event is hosted by The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

Save the date for these upcoming Science on Tap events:
(Check back for speaker and topic updates.)

  • February 9, 2015: Hosted by the Chemical Heritage Foundation
  • March 9, 2015: Hosted by the Mütter Museum
  • April 13, 2015: Hosted by the American Philosophical Society Museum
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