Popular Volcanics

Popular Volcanics

A podcast about volcanoes hosted by Dr. Erik Klemetti and Dr. Janine Krippner. Each month we'll talk about eruptions going on around the world, banter about volcano research and talk to a guest about the world of magma (and other stuff, too).

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April 28, 2020 54 min

In this episode, Janine and I banter about volcanoes not on this planet. We talk to Dr. Jacob Richardson (NASA Goddard) about all things extraterrestrial when it comes to volcanoes, including Martian volcanism, just how big eruptions can get on other planets and moons, volcanoes of ice and the future for exploration of volcanics not on Earth. This is Part 6 of a special mini-series on Volcanology Basics for anyone to use during the...

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In this episode, Janine and I banter about how volcanoes can impact climate. We'll talk about what comes out of volcanoes during big volcanic eruption, the role of aerosols like sulfur dioxide have on the atmosphere. Then we tackle the impact of some large volcanic eruptions on global temperatures. We wrap up with why volcanoes are not the cause of current climate change. This is Part 5 of a special mini-series on Volcanology B...

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April 14, 2020 49 min

In this episode, Janine and I don't do much bantering. Instead, we interview Dr. Seth Moran, the Scientist in Charge of the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, WA. Hear about the hazards in the Cascades, how the USGS watches the volcano and how Dr. Moran ended up as the leader of CVO. This is Part 4 of a special mini-series on Volcanology Basics for anyone to use during the Great Hiatus.

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April 7, 2020 62 min

In this episode, Janine and I banter about the volcanoes of South America. Then we get into Plinian eruptions, how calderas are formed, what happens during a massive eruption and ignimbrites (one of Erik's favorite volcanologic words). This is Part 3 of a special mini-series on Volcanology Basics for anyone to use during the Great Hiatus.

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March 31, 2020 71 min

In this episode, Janine and I banter about the volcanoes of Europe. Then we get into the types of signs volcanologists watch when monitoring a volcano, including earthquakes, gases, deformation and more. This is Part 2 of a special Volcanology mini-series for anyone to use during the Great Hiatus.

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In this episode, Janine and I banter about the basics of volcanic eruptions: what controls how they erupt, what kinds of volcanoes exist and what are some of the main styles of eruptions that volcanologists use to describe volcanic activity. This is Part 1 of a special Volcanology mini-series for anyone to use during the Great Hiatus.

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December 5, 2019 57 min

Your hosts: Erik Klemetti and Janine Krippner

In this episode, we banter about earthquakes along the Adriatic Sea, the potentially-rising unrest at New Zealand's White Island, and the 2nd anniversary of the Agung eruption. Then we talk pyroclastic flows and lava domes with Dr. Paul Ashwell. We discuss his research in New Zealand, Chile and beyond. We speculate about how nasty and deadly pyroclastic flows can be, how to avoid bei...

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October 17, 2019 63 min

Your hosts: Erik Klemetti and Janine Krippner

We banter about becoming an award-winning podcast, talk about the current volcanic around the world, and warn people not to believe all the volcanic images that they see on social media. Then we talk to Brian Terbush (Volcanic and Earthquake Project Coordinator for the Washington State Emergency Management Agency) about how to prepare for disaster, what might be in store for Washington, ...

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Your hosts: Erik Klemetti and Janine Krippner
We banter about pumice rafts and why they're so cool, why bad Op-Eds in newspapers about volcanoes are not cool, the dangers of pyroclastic flows moving over water and the recent global eruption activity. We then dive into answering listener questions, including how volcanoes get names, whether there is a set pattern to volcanic activity over a volcano's life, what is the most ha...

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August 2, 2019 86 min

Your hosts: Erik Klemetti and Janine Krippner
Guest: Mika McKinnon

An episode in which we discuss Erik's field work in Oregon, the dangers of tourism on active volcanoes, why lava lakes are so fascinating, what can (and can't) be triggered by big earthquakes and what the connections might be between earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. We also chat with Mika McKinnon about her path into geosciences, hazards posed by earthquake...

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Your hosts: Erik Klemetti and Janine Krippner
Guest: Dr. Michael Poland, USGS - Scientist in Charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory

An episode in which we discuss why we started a volcano podcast, banter about the activity around the planet for June, reminisce about the 2009 Sarychev Peak eruption and its famous ISS image, talk to Dr. Michael Poland about watching the largest caldera in North America and finally get caught up ...

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