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Volcanic hazards and geology of the Yellowstone Caldera

November 15, 2011

As part of the Geosciences Seminar Series, the CSU Geology Club, with support of ASCSU, is proud to host Jacob B. Lowenstern, Ph.D., U.S. Geological Survey Volcano Hazards Team, today at 5 p.m. in Behavioral Sciences Building, 131 lecture hall.

Wednesday, November 16
5 p.m.
Behavioral Sciences
Room 131

Jake Lowenstern, one of the world's leading experts on Yellowstone, will be giving a presentation on Yellowstone's volcanic hazards.  Among the earth's largest supervolcanoes, the Yellowstone Caldera holds the potential for an apocalyptic impact upon humankind and much of life on the planet.

He will speak on what we know about the geology of Yellowstone, in laymen's terms, appealing to the general public with explanations of steam explosions, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and projections for Yellowstone's future.

Lowenstern was featured in a documentary about the science of the movie, "Supervolcano," and is currently the chief scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. 

Information on Jake Lownestern and the YVO

This event is being coordinated by the CSU Geology Club and is sponsored by ASCSU funding.

Contact: Kyle Reeder
Phone: (970) 690-4819