Naked Scientists Podcast

Naked Scientists episode

Mon, 4th May 2015

Violent Volcanoes

Erupting volcano (c) Walter Lim

Celebrating two hundred years since the devastating eruption of Indonesia's Mount Tambora, this week we explore the science of volcanoes. We find out what causes volcanoes, we ask whether eruptions can be predicted, how we can keep people safe, and we re-create the physics of an eruption in the laboratory...

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  • 27:11 - The impact of volcanic ash

    Falling ash and scorching pyroclastic flows are the most dangerous elements of an eruption. How do they work?

  • 41:06 - How volcanoes affect human health

    Millions of people live close to volcanoes, but what danger are they in, and are there any long term health effects caused by volcanoes?



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