Using Crystals to Decipher Volcanic Eruptions


11:00-11:30 am    Add
141 McCone Hall

Volcanoes play a fundamental role in linking dynamics in the deep earth to Earth's surface, atmosphere and oceans. Eruptions release gases that influence climate both locally and globally and produce hazards to society, such as lahars and ash plumes. One way to study how and why volcanoes erupt is by understanding the textures of crystals grown in the volcanic system. This talk by Tanis Leonhardi, Ph.D. student in earth and planetary science, discusses how crystals are used to understand volcanic eruptions and what different textures tell us about volcanic processes.

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