Volcano Eruption Forecasting

Date Broadcast: 
Tue, 20 Aug 2013

For this Late City Edition segment, producer Sophia Lian sat down with Philipp Ruprecht, a volcanologist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Ruprecht recently co-authored a study concerning eruption forecasting with Terry Plank, a geochemist at Lamont-Doherty. The study, published in the journal Nature, is entitled “Feeding andesitic eruptions with a high-speed connection from the mantle.” Listen in as Ruprecht discusses the team's research on Costa Rica’s largest stratovolcano eruption, their insights into rising magma rates, and how their work might improve eruption forecasting.