Science on Tap: “The Floor is Lava (Literally): The Dos and Don’ts of Volcanology”

Science on Tap
Date: January 12, 2015
Time: 6:00 p.m.

National Mechanics
22 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Event Type: Open to the Public
Fee: Free
RSVP Online: No Registration Required

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, 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.

About the speaker

Loÿc Vanderkluysen 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.

This event is presented by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

About Science on Tap

Science on Tap is a monthly science café in Philadelphia for anyone interested in getting together with other people to discuss a range of engaging science topics. It is held the second Monday of (most) every month.

Located at National Mechanics, a relaxed, convivial bar in Old City, Science on Tap features a brief, informal presentation by a scientist or other expert followed by lively conversation. The goal is to promote enthusiasm for science in a fun, spirited, and accessible way, while also meeting new people. Come join the conversation!

Open to the public (age 21+ or accompanied by chaperone 25 years or older).

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