Volcanoes: Pulse of the Planet

Felicia Survis
Science / Other

Course Description

We live in a world shaped by volcanic process, yet we typically regard volcanoes as isolated geologic hazards. In this presentation attendees will learn about the dynamic role that volcanoes have played in building the Earth’s crust, ocean basins and atmosphere, and discover how that work is ongoing. This presentation will get to the bottom of Kilauea’s recent volcanic behavior and find out why some volcanoes have FLOW type eruptions and others have BLOW type eruptions. Several historic volcanic eruptions will be examined, detailing how scientists learned about the far reaching hazards and impacts they presented. The program will also review the current “Top 5” most dangerous volcanoes and examine how different local communities are coping with not knowing exactly how and when they will erupt. Last, but not least, there will be discussion regarding the supervolcano that underlies Yellowstone National Park and imagine how we might survive when it eventually erupts again.

About the Instructor

  • Dr. Felicia Survis grew up in Ann Arbor Michigan and attended the University of Michigan school of Natural Resources. She received her BS and MS in Geology from Florida Atlantic University and has worked for Shell Oil Company and the Florida Department of Environmental Resources with focus on preventing water contamination from underground storage tanks. She recently completed her PhD in Geosciences that involved a water conservation pilot program in conjunction with the Village of Wellington, Florida. She is an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach State College, and Broward College, and currently teaches courses including: Physical Geology: Evolution of the Earth, Environmental Geology, Environment and Society and Earth Science.

Upcoming programs presented by Felicia Survis.

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One-Time WPL03082 Felicia Survis Volcanoes: Pulse of the Planet
Friday, March 8: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm