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Hawaii volcanism

Hawaii volcanism and natural hazards

Lava entering seaHawaiian volcanism and impacts

Hawaii is the most isolated populated area in the world and a home to great geographical and cultural diversity. An active volcanic chain where none should be ensures fascinating geology but makes it prone to tsunamis sweeping across the Pacific.

Tsunami evacuation signOn my first visit here, I sampled molten lava from lava lakes and can bring those samples with me. My most recent visit saw me 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 for schools. Click here for my Hawaii talk aimed at a general audience).



"David was inspiring and informative throughout. He fully engaged all our students and whilst he was able to link his talks to the curriculum, it was his amazing stories of his life travels that captivated both them and their parents. I had the pleasure of sitting in all seven of David's talks throughout the day and can honestly say that I feel fully nourished as a geographer. Great value for money and a chance for the students to hear from a real life geographer! I will definitely be inviting him back next year!"
Paul Laird, Head of Geography, Ian Ramsey CE Academy


Other talks for schools

Montserrat - Energy - Climate change - Antarctica - Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius - Iceland - My Exploding World - Exploring the seafloor - Expedition planning


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