Monitoring the Santorini volcano
Did volcanoes help kill off the dinosaurs?
Earth formed over 4.5 billion years ago. We should take a moment to realise how much history that is! Volcanoes are just one of Earth’s creations that have stood the test of time and on this Big Questions podcast we want to know: did volcanoes help kill off the dinosaurs?
To find out the answer we visited the Department of Earth Sciences...
Planet Earth Podcasts from NERC
An archive of Planet Earth podcasts from the Natural Environment Research Council will be made available from Spring 2017, and can be downloaded here: just follow the link below.
Lockdown Walks - The Mysteries of Ice"On Earth when it snows, it snows crystallised water lava." Um, what? Intrigued? Join us on this chilly lockdown walk, as geologist Dr Brooke Johnson reveals some of the mysteries of ice, and tells us about the planets where snow falls as diamonds!
My passion for Geology began at school in the Mendip Hills where I collected fossils and minerals. After school, I completed a BSc. in Geology and Physics at University College, London and a Ph.D in Geophysics at the University of Durham. My research project at Durham involved a study of the sea floor and what lay beneath it north of Scotland....
Talk by David Pyle about volcanism, climate and society
Watch Oxford scientist David Pyle give a talk on feedbacks and sensititivies in relation to volcanism, climate and society. Follow the link below:
Clues 1 - Predicting volcanic eruptions
From people on the the ground to satellites in the space - how do we monitor and understand volcanos in an attempt to understand when they might erupt? Professor David Pyle discusses how combinations of different types of information is pieced together to help volcanologists better understand how different volcanoes behave. Each volcano has it'...
'The Magical Microscopic World of Magma' talk by David Pyle
Oxford scientist David Pyle gives a talk on the magical microscopic world of magma as part of Science Week. Follow the link below:
Using your science to understand volcanic eruptionsVolcanoes are present across the Earth, from the barren wastes of Antarctica to densely populated regions in Europe, Asia and the Americas, and are both spectacular and deadly. But what makes a volcano erupt, and how deadly might that eruption be? By creating a mini-...
From fire-belching mountains to blood-red waves of lava, volcanoes have captured the attention of scientists, artists and members of the public for centuries. In this exhibition, discover a spectacular selection of eye witness accounts, scientific observations and artwork charting how our understanding of volcanoes has evolved over the past two...