Sep 17, 2018
In this episode of audioEARTH, Joe and Railey speak with Max Van Wyk de Vries, who recently discovered a new volcanic province hidden beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Listen to find out how Max discovered these volcanoes and the implications of this new discovery. And stay tuned for a sneak peek at Education GeoSource – a curated database of earth science teaching resources – with AGI’s very own Celia Thomas!
Link to Max’s study, "A new volcanic province: an inventory of subglacial volcanoes in West Antarctica" (published by The Geological Society of London and available through the Lyell Collection): http://sp.lyellcollection.org/content/early/2017/05/26/SP461.7
Bedmap2 – the inspiration for Max’s study: https://www.bas.ac.uk/project/bedmap-2/
Read about the region in France where Max grew up, recently named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jillbarth/2018/07/08/frances-green-volcanoes-wine-region-has-finally-been-recognized-by-unesco/
Read about a new high-resolution map of Antarctica in this 8 September 2018 article from Fortune: http://fortune.com/2018/09/08/antarctica-map/
Volcanoes page from AGI's Critical Issues Program: https://www.americangeosciences.org/critical-issues/volcanoes
Check out Education GeoSource (to launch later this month!): https://egs.americangeosciences.org
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