Science on Tap: Lava, Mudflows & Volcanos

Science on Tap: Lava, Mudflows & Ash, Volcanos in the PNW

The Cascades Range is home to many volcanoes, but how active and dangerous are they? What are the greatest hazards from volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest, who monitors them, and how?

Science on Tap: Lava, Mudflows & Ash, Volcanos in the Pacific Northwest
When: May 22, 2024
Time: 7 pm
Location: Alberta Rose Theatre
Tickets: $15-$45
Event Website: HERE

At this Science on Tap, Jon Major explores volcanic processes associated with volcanic eruptions and their aftermath, provides insights on the greatest threats posed by the Cascades volcanoes, and reveals how our regional volcanoes are monitored and why.

The great 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens has fundamentally changed how scientists view volcanic eruptions. The four decades since have seen significant advancements in our understanding of volcanic histories, processes, hazards, monitoring capabilities, and the role that scientists have in communicating with governmental agencies and the public.

Jon Major is the Scientist-in-Charge at the US Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, Washington. He has worked at volcanoes in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, El Salvador, Chile, and the Philippines. He has been working at Mount St. Helens since 1981, and has been with the Cascades Volcano Observatory since 1983.

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