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Interviews conducted with volcanologists, earth scientists, geologists, hazard professionals, or other relevant and interesting people…

Interview: Rosaly M.C. Lopes, Planetary Scientist

Dr. Rosaly M. C. Lopes is a Senior Research Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she is also Deputy Manager for Planetary Science.  Dr. Lopes was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she grew up by … Continue reading

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Interviews: Sonia Calvari, Volcanologist

Sonia Calvari is a volcanologist with a degree in geology from Universita` della Calabria (Cosenza, Italy) and a PhD in volcanic hazard from Lancaster University in England. Since 1987, she has worked as a volcanologist at the Istituto Internaziona le … Continue reading

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Mount Etna on the BBC!

Martin Redfern, and the BBC Radio Science Unit, have just produced a terrific half-hour radio program about long-term monitoring on Etna!!     You can listen to the show online as a podcast at After a week, the url … Continue reading

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Interview: Jim Kauahikaua, Geophysicist

Jim Kauahikaua is at the scientist in charge of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. He received his Bachelor of Science from Pomona College in 1973, his Masters degree from University of Hawai`i in 1976 and his Ph.D. from … Continue reading

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Interview: Tina Neal, Volcanologist

Tina Neal is a volcanologist with the U.S. Geological Survey currently based in Washington DC on temporary assignment as the geoscience advisor to the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance. Prior to coming to DC, in June, 1998, Tina was … Continue reading

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Interviews: Chris Harpel, Volcanologist

Chris Harpel is a geologist specializing in volcanic deposits. Previously he worked for the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program of the United States Geological Survey developing a database on the volcanoes of Central America, building volcano monitoring equipment, and participating in … Continue reading

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