Volcanic eruptions are spectaular, fascinating and diverse. They can blast vast amounts of rock, ash and gas into the stratosphere, or gently effuse runny lava, with fire fountains and geysers creating dramatic tourist attractions. Where do you find active volcanoes? What causes them to erupt? Can we predict eruptions? How can we reduce their effect on communities worldwide? Using illustrated talks and practical rock and map sessions and interpreting evidence in rocks from past and present volcanic events, these aspects and more will be explored.
8 weeks plus 4 hour field trip in Half Term week (10 weeks total)