Hawaiian volcanism and impacts
May 2017: David is just back from Hawaii, where he has been recording the volcanic activity there and investigating tsunami responses and monitoring, and looking at case studies.
On his first visit here, David participated in sampling molten lava from lava lakes and brings those samples with him for the audience to experience. His most recent visit saw him exploring shield volcanoes, lava tubes, lava flows and the tsunami alert system and areas that have been destroyed by tsunami. Impacts and adaptation to natural hazard can be seen everywhere and are captured in images and video. While an anomaly to the normal plate tectonic system, Hawaii nevertheless gives us great insights into other parts of the world.
(This talk is designed for schools. Click here for my Hawaii talk aimed at a general audience).