Saturday, December 15, 2018
Science at Cal Lecture - Assessing the potential impact of super‐eruptions: on society and the environment
Lecture | December 15 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Stephen Self, Department of Earth and Planetary Science
Rare, but extremely large, explosive super-eruptions Magnitude 8 and above have occurred throughout geologic time.
If a future super-eruption was predicted, what would, or could, society do? Preparation for such low probability but high consequence events is difficult to imagine, yet some modest early measures can be considered.