Past Event

Lamont Public Lecture: At the Speed of Volcanic Eruptions

May 9, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monell Building, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964 Auditorium

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What happens under volcanoes in the months, days and minutes leading up to eruption? How does magma prepare for an eruption? And why are some eruptions more explosive than others? Volcanic crystal are providing answers to these questions. This talk will examine new constraints on the precursors and dynamics of volcanic eruptions.

We invite you to bring your questions to this fascinating talk.

Speaker: Terry Plank

Terry Plank is Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor at Columbia University and part of the Geochemistry Division of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. A winner of a MacArthur Genius Grant, she is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Her research focuses on magmas and the plate tectonic cycle, in particular how volatiles cycle from the interior to the exterior of the earth at subduction zones. Field studies have taken her from the Marianas Trench to the remote Aleutian Islands.

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