“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
In his years with EarthSky, Jorge Salazar conducted thousands of in-depth interviews with scientists. He knows a lot about as diverse as nanotechnology, ecosystem-based management, climate change, global health, international environmental treaties, astrophysics and cosmology, and environmental security. Jorge currently works as a Technical Writer/Editor for the Texas Advanced Computing Center, which designs and deploys powerful advanced computing technologies and innovative software solutions for scientific researchers.