Royal Society Southern Highland Branch will offer insight into the 2018 eruption of Kilauea's East Rift ZoneVolcano in Hawaii at the next lecture on September 19.
The presentation will be given by Dr Rebecca Carey
Dr Carey is a senior lecturer and former Australian Research Council DECRA fellow in the School of Natural Sciences in the College of Sciences and Engineering.
She is a volcanologist with research themes in earth and marine sciences.
Her research uses field studies, microanalytical and volatile analysis on the products of volcanic eruptions to understand magma's ascent and eruption.
Dr Carey's expertise in volcanology of the modern seafloor and terrestrial settings has proven invaluable for knowledge and understanding of ancient volcano-sedimentary successions.
This presentation will start with geological and social scene-setting of the affected area, followed by a multidisciplinary story of how the eruption unfolded, and finally a summary of the social, economic and environmental impacts of this eruption.
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The presentation will begin at 6.30pm in the Carrington Room at the Mittagong RSL.
Doors open at 6.00PM. Entry is $5 for member, $10 for non-members and Teachers and students free.
Following the lecture, there will be a dinner with the speaker, open to all members and non members.