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Apocalyptic volcanic super eruption that could DESTROY civilisation is much closer than we thought, say experts

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Thursday 15 November 2018, 04:00pm

Location Kingsley Barrett room, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University, Stockton Rd, Durham DH1 3LE


Jonathan Rougier - University of Bristol



In a recent paper, we re-estimated the global magnitude-frequency relationship of large explosive volcanic eruptions. I will describe how we addressed the twin problems of mis- and under-recording in the historical record, and how we quantified our uncertainties.  I will also discuss our experience of the paper catching the attention of the mainstream media (the title is from the Daily Mail) and, if time, some of the wider implications.


This event starts at 4.00 pm

Organiser Name Kevin Wilson

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Organising Group(s) North Eastern Local Group





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