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      The impact of volcanism on Earth's atmosphere: from present-day volcanic 'pollution' to geological mass extinction events in Manchester


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      April 3, 2019

      Wednesday   1:00 PM

      Oxford Road
      Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL

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      The impact of volcanism on Earth's atmosphere: from present-day volcanic 'pollution' to geological mass extinction events

      Volcanoes are spectacular natural phenomena. Earth has experienced volcanism since its beginnings and observing a volcanic eruption is a truly primeval experience. Volcanoes have shaped our planet and have been key in creating and maintaining its habitability. However, they can also be deadly natural hazards and are implicated in some of the greatest environment crises in Earth’s history, such as mass extinction events. This seminar will explore some of the different types of volcanic activity that we see on Earth today and have seen over our planet’s geological history. We will discuss how lessons learnt sitting on the edge of an active volcano today can give us insights into present-day air-quality issues associated with persistently active volcanism and some of the most profound environmental changes in geological history including mass extinction events.

      G.03
      Williamson Building
      Manchester

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