“Ten percent of the world’s population lives on or around active volcanoes. So each day, volcanoes are erupting, and thousands of lives are at risk, and it’s certainly a region of academic study that’s important.” – Michael Ramsey
Volcanologist Michael Ramsey studies volcanoes both up close and with images from NASA’s Terra satellite. He spoke with EarthSky’s Jorge Salazar about the science behind the search for signs of volcanic eruptions.
Our thanks to NASA‘s Terra Mission, helping us better understand and protect our home planet.
Our thanks to:
Department of Geology and Planetary Science
University of Pittsburgh
Jorge Salazar has conducted thousands of in-depth interviews with scientists in the process of creating science content for EarthSky. He also helps host the 90-second EarthSky podcasts. Jorge has a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Texas at Austin. He knows a lot about a lot of different things. For EarthSky, he has explored subjects as diverse as nanotechnology, ecosystem-based management, climate change, global health, international environmental treaties, astrophysics and cosmology, and environmental security. His penetrating research style, poetic writing, and ability to track down and speak with Nobel prize-winning laureates, all make him a huge asset to EarthSky.