Eruptions from the past: How to reconstruct a volcano's history to better understand future hazards

Aston Webb Lecture Theatre WG5 - Edgbaston Campus
Tuesday 29 November 2022 (17:30-18:30)

Jon Clatworthy, Director of the Lapworth Museum of Geology


Alastair H -Popo

Part of the Lapworth Lecture Series

Speaker: Dr. Alastair Hodgetts, University of Birmingham

Please note the new date of Tuesday 29th Nov at 5.30pm

Understanding how volcanoes have erupted in the past is crucial to predicting how they might erupt again in the future. Beyond historical records, the eruptive history of a volcano can only be reconstructed from its deposits, making it difficult to decipher a volcano’s past activity in challenging environments and settings. Furthermore, with increased distance from a volcano, the geological record only preserves the largest and most widespread explosive eruptions, which are often the most infrequent events from a volcano. This talk will examine different stratigraphic approaches taken at various volcanoes in different tectonic settings as well as presenting results from these methods that allow us to work towards a more complete eruptive record and better understanding of present and future hazards from active volcanoes.    

All are welcome to attend and there is no admission charge

The Lecture will be held in Aston Webb A Block, Lecture Theatre WG05. 

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