ANHSO Lecture - Tuesday 4th October

The next lecture meeting will be on Tuesday 4th October 2016 at The Old Schoolroom, St Peter's Church, First turn, Wolvercote, Oxford, OX2 8AQ. The talk will be given by Dr Michelle Parks, of NordVulk with the title, "The Land of Fire and Ice: An overview of volcanic activity, hazards and monitoring in Iceland". Visitors: £2, Members: Free. Contact Sandra Simpson, publicity@anhso.org.ukwww.anhso.org.uk.

Iceland is one of the most volcanically active regions in the world. This is due to the interaction between the plate spreading and the Icelandic hotspot. This small island contains 35 active volcanoes, each capable of exhibiting a very wide spectrum of volcanic activity. This presentation will provide an overview of the most active volcanoes in Iceland and the techniques used to monitor them.
Michelle is a volcanologist specialising in Icelandic volcanoes. For the last three years, she has been working for the Nordic Volcanological Center, University of Iceland. She holds a BSc double major in Geology and Physics from the Queensland University of Technology, an MSc in Geophysical Hazards from the University College of London and a DPhil in Earth Sciences from the University of Oxford.