Origins and Environmental Impacts of Supervolcanoes
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering & Geological Sciences,
University of Notre Dame
Supervolcanoes can grow to the size of Greenland. They can form on land or on the sea floor. When they erupt, their environmental impact affects all living things on the planet! Learn about supervolcano eruptions of the Ontong Java Plateau, northeast of Australia, with Dr. Clive R. Neal, a professor of civil engineering and geological sciences at the University of Notre Dame. “Origins and Environmental Impacts of Supervolcanoes” examines how large volcanic plumes form in the earth and the environmental impacts of these massive eruptions. The lecture is part of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership Distinguished Lecturer Series and is co-sponsored by the CSU, Chico Institute for Sustainable Development and the Rawlins Endowed Professorship for Environmental Literacy.
Recorded: February 21, 2012