November 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
EEPS Seminar: Diana Roman, Carnegie Institute
Abstract Title: “Emerging methods for forecasting volcanic eruptions: Examples from Central America and Alaska”
Volcanic eruptions pose an increasing threat to human lives and infrastructure in today’s rapidly globalizing world, leading to a need for more-sensitive and accurate tools for detecting and interpreting signs of volcanic unrest. Fortunately, most volcanoes give subtle indications of their future eruptive potential that can be detected using state-of-the-art seismic instrumentation. In this talk I will explore the recent development of several new paradigms for eruption forecasting and their implications for our understanding of how volcanoes work.