Geography (Physical)

This taster session gives you an insight into studying Geography (Physical) at university.

A volcanic explosion

Forecasting Volcanic Eruptions (Physical Geography / Environmental Science)

Volcanoes are an enigmatic force of nature. Tom Pering will discuss the current state-of-the-art in volcanic science and volcano monitoring. Understanding the way volcanoes behave and how they are monitored is a key aspect in hazard assessment and eventually eruption forecasting. This session will explore:

  • Why some volcanoes are more explosive than others
  • Different styles of eruption
  • Different types of volcano   

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