Volcanic Super-Eruptions and Their Impact on Society and Environment

Thursday Sept 5, 2019

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

1801 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Phone: 841-2802
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Jayne Aubele

Phone: 505-841-2840
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Stephen Self, Ph.D., Volcanologist, gives a talk on our precious volcanoes and the possibility of future eruptions.

Valles Caldera

Presentation given by Stephen Self, Ph.D., Volcanologist

New Mexico has had a super-eruption in the geologically recent past - we call it the Valles Caldera. What were the effects of that eruption and what would be the effects of a new eruption? Professor Self is one of the world's experts on large (flood) lava effusions, explosive eruptions, and the impact of large-scale volcanic eruptions on the environment and society. He has studied volcanic rocks worldwide and published extensively on their relevance to our past, present, and future Earth history.

Dr. Self retired in 2017 from his position as Senior Geologist/Volcanologist with the US-Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Previously, he was Chair of Volcanology (The Open University in England), Professor of Geology (Univ. of Hawai’i-Mānoa), NASA Research Fellow (Dartmouth College), and Asst. Prof. (Arizona State Univ.) Steve is currently Adjunct Professor, Earth & Planetary Science Dept., Univ. of California - Berkeley. He is a Life Member and former VP of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI), and Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the Geological Society of America, and the Geological Society (London). He received his Ph.D. from Imperial College, London.

Cost: $8 ($7 members), $5 students. Preregistration is encouraged at www.NMnaturalhistory.org or tickets can be purchased at the door that evening. Questions: jayne.aubele@state.nm.us A portion of every ticket sale will go to help support the project to modernize and update the Museum's Volcano exhibit.