11 episodes

A podcast about volcanoes hosted by Dr. Erik Klemetti and Dr. Janine Krippner. Each month we'll talk about eruptions going on around the world, banter about volcano research and talk to a guest about the world of magma (and other stuff, too).

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A podcast about volcanoes hosted by Dr. Erik Klemetti and Dr. Janine Krippner. Each month we'll talk about eruptions going on around the world, banter about volcano research and talk to a guest about the world of magma (and other stuff, too).

    Episode #11: Space is the Place

    Episode #11: Space is the Place

    In this episode, Janine and I banter about volcanoes not on this planet. We talk to Dr. Jacob Richardson (NASA Goddard) about all things extraterrestrial when it comes to volcanoes, including Martian volcanism, just how big eruptions can get on other planets and moons, volcanoes of ice and the future for exploration of volcanics not on Earth. This is Part 6 of a special mini-series on Volcanology Basics for anyone to use during the Great Hiatus.

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    • 54 min
    Episode #10: Heavy Weather (and Climate)

    Episode #10: Heavy Weather (and Climate)

    In this episode, Janine and I banter about how volcanoes can impact climate. We'll talk about what comes out of volcanoes during big volcanic eruption, the role of aerosols like sulfur dioxide have on the atmosphere. Then we tackle the impact of some large volcanic eruptions on global temperatures. We wrap up with why volcanoes are not the cause of current climate change. This is Part 5 of a special mini-series on Volcanology Basics for anyone to use during the Great Hiatus.

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    Episode #9: The Cascades

    Episode #9: The Cascades

    In this episode, Janine and I don't do much bantering. Instead, we interview Dr. Seth Moran, the Scientist in Charge of the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, WA. Hear about the hazards in the Cascades, how the USGS watches the volcano and how Dr. Moran ended up as the leader of CVO. This is Part 4 of a special mini-series on Volcanology Basics for anyone to use during the Great Hiatus.

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    • 49 min
    Episode #8: Bottle Up and Explode!

    Episode #8: Bottle Up and Explode!

    In this episode, Janine and I banter about the volcanoes of South America. Then we get into Plinian eruptions, how calderas are formed, what happens during a massive eruption and ignimbrites (one of Erik's favorite volcanologic words). This is Part 3 of a special mini-series on Volcanology Basics for anyone to use during the Great Hiatus.

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    Episode #7: Watching the Volcanoes

    Episode #7: Watching the Volcanoes

    In this episode, Janine and I banter about the volcanoes of Europe. Then we get into the types of signs volcanologists watch when monitoring a volcano, including earthquakes, gases, deformation and more. This is Part 2 of a special Volcanology mini-series for anyone to use during the Great Hiatus.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode #6: Back to Basics (A PV Mini-Series)

    Episode #6: Back to Basics (A PV Mini-Series)

    In this episode, Janine and I banter about the basics of volcanic eruptions: what controls how they erupt, what kinds of volcanoes exist and what are some of the main styles of eruptions that volcanologists use to describe volcanic activity. This is Part 1 of a special Volcanology mini-series for anyone to use during the Great Hiatus.

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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Eaugusts ,

The science of volcanoes explained for the rest of us.

Full of the details of the science, personal stories from the field, and honest assessment of the risks (and low risk) realities of volcanoes. For both the science nerd and those w a casual interest. Strong recommendation.

elkennedy1933 ,

Great listen!

I’m currently an undergraduate geology student and was introduced to the show by my professor for an assignment, but I liked it so much I kept listening! Super interesting look into not only the science of volcanos themselves but also the community that studies them.

PDub52 ,

Smiting the ludicrous, debunking the film flam, busting the myths

The Drs K deliver a wealth of science knowledge about volcanoes, how they affect other scientific disciplines, how they interact with the world around us, the danger we face and how to stay safe in their presence. They separate the wheat from the chaff in a way the layman can understand

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