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HMSC Research Seminar: Building Bogoslof: The Tale of a Surtseyan Eruption

Building Bogoslof: The Tale of a Surtseyan Eruption

by Gabrielle Tepp, Alaska volcano observatory and NOAA/PMEL Postdoc 

In December 2016, Bogoslof volcano unexpectedly began erupting for the first time in 24 years. The small Bogoslof Island, the summit of a large seamount located in the central Aleutian Islands of Alaska, changed significantly in morphology from both the 8.5-month-long eruption and subsequent erosion. Ash and gas plumes up to 40,000 ft and other volcanic activity posed a hazard for passing aircraft, ships, and wildlife. The eruption was recorded by regional seismic networks, infrasound arrays, and a local hydrophone as well as by satellites and occasional observations from aircraft, ships, or nearby islands, making it possibly the best geophysically recorded Surtseyan (island-building) eruption ever.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Hatfield Marine Science Center, Guin Library Seminar Room
2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365

Event Type

Lecture or Presentation

Event Topic

Research

Audience

Community Members, Faculty and Staff, Student

County

Lincoln

Cost

Free

Organization
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Contact Name

Cinamon Moffett

Contact Email

moffettc@oregonstate.edu

Contact Phone

5418670126

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