Volcanoes have always been great fodder for Hollywood films. Their fiery red eruptions translate well to the cinematic experience, but when the crust of mother Earth ruptures, and molten rock spews forth, what is in it for science?
What are the facets to volcanology aside from the spectacle and danger of the fireworks? Volcanoes can signal geological change, affect global weather, wreak paths of destruction and serve as fonts of creation and life. From the chemistry of volcanic plumes to ocean floor disruptions, our volcano-loving scientists divulge the real science behind volcanoes and how they go about finding it.
Heather Handley is a volcano scientist at Macquarie University in Sydney. Her research unravels the chemical secrets held in volcanic rocks and their crystals to answer questions such as: What...View Profile
Tamsin Mather is a volcanologist and professor of earth sciences at the University of Oxford. She holds a Master of Chemistry and History and Master of Philosophy of Science from...View Profile
Dr Carey leads international multidisciplinary research teams that study submarine volcanoes using robots to investigate eruption deposits. She is currently working with ecosystem modellers to predict the recovery of biological...View Profile
Nate Byrne is a weather presenter who brings meteorological credentials to the table each morning as part of the ABC News Breakfast team. Nate trained with the Bureau of Meteorology...View Profile
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