The Extraordinary 2018 Eruption of Kılauea Volcano, Hawaii
This lecture series, named in honor of alumna Rosyln Silver, highlights the contributions of women scientists. Tina Neal, volcanologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, will describe this summer’s intense volcanic unrest and eruption at one of the most active volcanoes in the world, and the highest-threat volcano in the United States, Kılauea Volcano on the island of Hawaii. Historically unprecedented rates of lava effusion destroyed hundreds of structures, while 40 km away at the volcano’s summit, damaging earthquakes continued for months as the summit progressively collapsed before scientists’ astonished eyes. Neal will share highlights of the science behind the volcanic event and the complex incident response, a multi-agency effort to keep people safe.