Super Volcano

March 29, 2018

In the late 90s my friend Michelle and I sat in a darkened Brisbane cinema totally enthralled by disaster film Dante’s Peak. Apart from the glory of Pierce Brosnan the thought, that mother nature could annihilate life on Earth by volcanic eruption was tantalising. 





Our esteemed guest:


Michael Poland Ph. D the current Scientist-in-Charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. His area of specialization is volcano geodesy, which emphasizes the surface deformation and gravity fields associated with volcanic activity. He also plays hockey.


Citations for your inner critic:


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Blue Bulb Projects (2018). "The measure of things." from


Wunderman, R. e. (April 2011). Report on Eyjafjallajokull (Iceland). Global Volcanism Program, 2011. Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network, 36:4. Smithsonian Institution.


Bonadonna, C., R. Genco, M. Gouhier, M. Pistolesi, R. Cioni, F. Alfano, A. Hoskuldsson, and M. Ripepe (2011). "Tephra sedimentation during the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption (Iceland) from deposit, radar, and satellite observations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 112(B12).


Cottrell, E. (2010). "What We Know From the Icelandic Volcano." Retrieved 29.03.18, from


HALL, S. (2017). A Surprise From the Supervolcano Under Yellowstone. The New York Times, The New York Times Company.


Andrews, R. (2017). "What's The Most Dangerous Supervolcano In The World?". from


Jaggard, V. (2017). Yellowstone Supervolcano May Rumble to Life Faster Than Thought. National Geographic News, National Geographic.



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