SLN Geography Forum

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Kate Russell on January 31, 2019, 12:49:34 PM

Title: ‘Fire, ice, ash and floods - exploring the impacts of Iceland’s volcanoes’
Post by: Kate Russell on January 31, 2019, 12:49:34 PM
North Staffs GA Branch

Professor Fiona Tweed at Staffs University on Wednesday 6th February at 7.30 pm.

‘Fire, ice, ash and floods - exploring the impacts of Iceland’s volcanoes’

Here is a summary of what to expect:
Iceland is a spectacular and dynamic geological showcase, providing us with a fantastic opportunity to examine rifting, volcanism and earthquake activity. Over the last decade, events in Iceland have highlighted the trans-boundary nature of hazards from ice-volcano interactions and emphasised their impacts, locally, nationally and internationally. This talk will describe and explain key aspects of Iceland’s volcanic setting. A range of Icelandic volcanic eruptions will be used to illustrate the diversity of hazards and impacts generated by Iceland’s volcanic activity. Some of the challenges associated with managing risks from Icelandic volcanic hazards will be discussed, particularly in the context of new research on the potential impacts of future eruptions and the implications for the UK.