Understanding Volcanic Processes
Professor Steve Sparks highlights some examples of emerging new concepts that have built on the advances of the last 50 years, including the history of global volcanism, understanding of cyclic volcanism,
the dispersal of volcanic ash, the nature of magma reservoirs, and the formation of economic copper deposits.
Robert Stephen John Sparks is Chaning Wills Professor of Geology in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol. He is one of the world's leading volcanologists and has been widely recognised for his work in this field.
|Understanding Volcanic Processes|
This is a BBC documentary series presented by Kate Humble and Iain Stewart, finding out about the awesome power of volcanoes in some of the most geologically active places on Earth.
|Inside the Volcano
For four billion years, volcanoes have impacted life on earth. Empires have been destroyed, civilizations decimated - not to mention the possible extinction of dinosaurs and spurring of Ice Ages.
|The Secret Life of Quiescent Volcanoes
Diana Roman's (DTM) talk discussed eruptions, while dangerous and captivating, represent only a small fraction of the geological activity that occurs at Earth's volcanoes.
|Probing the Deep Earth: Seeking the Source of Hawaiian Volcanoes
The Hawaiian volcanoes are a classic example of the unique type of volcanic activity that occurs in the interior, rather than at the edges, of the earth's tectonic plates.
This is a BBC science documentary series presented by Aubrey Manning, telling the story of our planet and its constantly changing nature.
|Introduction to Earth System Science
This course covers the origin and evolution of the Earth, its atmosphere, and oceans, from the perspective of biogeochemical cycles, energy use, and human impacts on the Earth system.