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Icelandic volcanoes

The ongoing eruption of the Icelandic volcano Bárðarbunga continues to raise concerns from the public. Five scientists spoke at the British Science Festival to answer questions including:

  • the latest on Bárðarbunga 
  • what scientists expect it to do next
  • the conditions which create the kind of ash that Eyjafjallajökull produced in 2010
  • what will happen to air travel next time

Everything you always wanted to know about Icelandic volcanoes but were afraid to Askja.

 

Speakers:

In person:

Prof David Rothery, Professor of Planetary Geosciences, Open University

Prof Simon Redfern, Professor in Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge

By Skype from Edinburgh:

Dr John Stevenson, RSE/Scottish Government Personal Research Fellow, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh

Dr Susan Loughlin, Team Leader Volcanology, British Geological Survey

By phone from Iceland:

Dr David McGarvie, Senior Lecturer in Volcanology, Open University

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