Date(s) - 10/19/2023
Join the Carnegie Science Earth and Planets Laboratory for a talk with H.O. Wood Chair of Seismology Dr. Diana Roman entitled, “Discovering Alaska’s Hidden ‘Supervolcano.’”
Caldera-forming eruptions are the most explosive type of volcanic events on Earth and their effects are often felt worldwide. The ash and gas they put into the atmosphere can alter Earth’s climate, and trigger social upheaval. Recent evidence indicates that a large caldera is present beneath the ocean in Alaska’s Aleutian volcanic arc. Dr. Roman will discuss how evidence for the large caldera helps researchers like her to better understand modern-day volcanic activity in Alaska and worldwide.
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