Frontiers in Earth Science Research (FRESH) Symposium 2018…
VICES: Volcanic Impacts on Climate, Environment and Society
In April 2010 the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland shut down air travel across Europe and cost businesses and governments billions of dollars. Although Eyjafjallajökull was a relatively minor eruption, it perfectly demonstrated the unique vulnerability of our modern interconnected world to natural hazards.
This symposium brings together an interdisciplinary group of speakers with expertise in volcanology, climate change, geochemistry and history to understand the impacts future volcanic eruptions will have on society. They will evaluate the magmatic processes that generate large bodies of eruptible melt, how volcanic eruptions impact climate, how human societies responded in the past, and the lessons we can learn for our modern globalized world.
Visiting speakers include…
- Prof Kathy Cashman (Bristol) – What lies under a volcano…and how do we know?
- Dr Samantha Engwell (BGS) – Volcanic plume formation and dispersion from large eruptions
- Dr Heli Huhtamaa (Utrecht) – Human consequences of volcanic-related cooling: an example from 17th century Western Finland
- Prof Clive Oppenheimer (Cambridge) – Eruptions, climate and history
Location: Irvine Lecture Theatre, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Date & Time: Wednesday 02 May 2018, 13:00-17:00