Michael Ramsey watches volcanoes from space

“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:
Michael Ramsey
Department of Geology and Planetary Science
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

October 27, 2008

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