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Hunga Tonga- Hunga Haʻapai Volcano Public Talk Hosted By DIAS

Hunga Tonga- Hunga Haʻapai Volcano Public Talk Hosted By DIAS

Volcano Public Talk Hosted By DIAS
17/05/2023 20:00
17/05/2023 21:30
Rocksalt Café Carlingford, Carlingford Marina, A91 DWP3, Carlingford

You can register to attend HERE.

How to attend:

Volcanologist Professor Silvio De Angelis from the University of Liverpool will present a public talk on the January 15th 2022 eruption.

Hosted by Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

This event is free and all are welcome.

About This Talk

This eruption was one of the largest in the past century, caused significant damage in the archipelago and generated a tsunami. The size of the eruption was unprecedented. The event was extensively documented by digital sensor networks on the Earth's surface, as well as from space. The eruption column reached a height of 55 km; the atmospheric pressure waves associated with the explosion circled around the Earth at least six times and were recorded by thousands of instruments across the globe. This talk will delve into the geological and eruptive history of the Hunga volcano, the factors that drive terrestrial and submarine volcanism, and control its explosivity. We will present some unique geophysical observations associated with this extraordinary explosion and compare it to other large historical events such as the 1883 Krakatoa eruption.

About Improve

IMPROVE is a highly cooperative multi-disciplinary network of European Research Institutes and Small-Medium Enterprises. In IMPROVE, 15 Early Stage Researchers are trained to innovative research in volcano science extending across the academia-industry bridge, and including cooperative work, leadership skills, and independent thinking. Volcano science includes from innovative monitoring and prospecting to advanced lab experiments, High Performance Computing, and Artificial Intelligence. 

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 858092.

You can visit the Improve website HERE.

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