cUriOus: University Focuses On Volcanoes

Feb 10, 2017

Even volcanoes in remote places can cause problems for people. 

Mt. St. Helens in more active times.
Credit NASA/Public Domain

Example: the eruption of a volcano in Iceland in 2010; the ash plume shut down airports across Europe. 

Volcanology is one of the study areas addressed by a "Cluster of Excellence" at the University of Oregon. 

Volcanoes in and near Oregon made this a natural program emphasis. 

In this month's installment of "cUriOus: Research Meets Radio," Professor Paul Wallace lays out the cluster of excellence model and how it will help study volcanoes. 

We explore how more money helps find more magma.