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Hear Volcanologist Jan Lindsay talk about the Auckland volcanic field.  Brad Scott discusses volcanic surveillance in New Zealand Dr Hamish Cambpbell talks about New Zealand's volcanoes
Hear Volcanologist Jan Lindsay talk about the Auckland volcanic field.
Brad Scott discusses volcanic surveillance in New Zealand
Dr Hamish Cambpbell talks about New Zealand's volcanoes.
Undersea volcanic eruption near Tonga in March 2009 Brad explains the fundamental reasons we monitor volcanoes. BICEP Project
Undersea volcanic eruption near Tonga in March 2009
Brad Scott explains the fundamental reasons we monitor volcanoes.
The BICEP project required a 383 metre borehole to be drilled under the South Stand at Eden Park.
New Zealand’s striking landscape has been shaped by volcanic activity dating back over 500 million years. An eruption may or may not happen soon, but it will almost certainly happen. It’s not a case of  ‘if’, but when Hot spots have formed some impressive chains of volcanoes around the world.
New Zealand’s striking landscape has been shaped by volcanic activity dating back over 500 million years.
Not if, but when.  Just how ready are Aucklanders?
Hot spots have formed some impressive chains of volcanoes around the world.
The movement of the plates is driven by currents of magma rising from deep within the Earth. 151 people died in theTangiwai Disaster, caused by an earlier eruption at Mt Ruapehu. After months of signs that the long awaited tephra dam collapse at Mt Ruapehu's crater lake was imminent it finally happened in March 2007
The movement of tectonic plates is driven by currents of magma rising from deep within the Earth.
151 people died in the Tangiwai Disaster, caused by a lahar from an earlier eruption at Mt Ruapehu.
After months of signs that the long awaited tephra dam collapse at Mt Ruapehu's crater lake was imminent, it finally happened in March 2007.
Seventy percent of Earth’s volcanoes are not ‘on land’ at all – they’re underwater. Alexander Malahoff talks about the use of submarines to discover Black Smokers. The discovery of black smokers in 1976 gave biologists a tantalizing insight into how life may have begun.
Black Smokers: Seventy percent of Earth’s volcanoes are not ‘on land’ at all – they’re underwater.
Alexander Malahoff talks about the use of submarines to discover Black Smokers.
The discovery of black smokers in 1976 gave biologists a tantalizing insight into how life may have begun.

Audio 

Dr Jan Lindsay

Dr Jan Lindsay

City on the Spot

(2:20)
Auckland’s volcanoes are powered by a ‘hot spot’ far below New Zealand.
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City on the Spot

(1:40)
Hot spots pose a significant risk to Auckland.
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About DEVORA

(1:33)
Jan explains the three themes to the DEVORA project.
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About BICEP

(1:33)
Hear about BICEP and seismic monitoring in Auckland.
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Volcanic Forces

(2:10) 
Jan talks about the three main types of volcanoes found in New Zealand.
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Brad Scott

Brad Scott

Rangitoto Island

(0:25)
New Zealand is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire and hence we see lots of eruptions occuring with our neighbours.
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Seismic Monitoring

(2:54) 
Brad explains the fundamental reasons we monitor volcanoes.
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Not If, But When

(1:43)
Brad explains the activity that shows on the seismogram.
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Volcano Web Cams

(0:38) 
Scientists use technology to monitor volcanic activity.
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Lake Taupo

(1:17)
Brad talks about Taupo being a unique geological area globally.
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What's Good

(2:52)
Different types of volcanoes create different hazards.
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The Bad & The Ugly

(1:37)
Brad talks about blocks, pyroclastic flows and lava flows.
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Mt Ruapehu

(1:49)
Brad talks about eruptions at Mt Ruapehu and the crater lake.
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Dr Hamish Campbell

Dr Hamish Campbell

Current Research

(0:52) 
Hamish Campbell talks about the work of the EQC.
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Inside the Volcano

(1:33)
Hear Hamish Campbell talks about the heat energy of volcanism being of nuclear origin.
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Mt Tarawera

(2:52)
Mt Tarawera was the last damaging eruption in terms of human cost in New Zealand.
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Mt Tarawera

(1:37) 
Government response to the destruction of the Pink and White Terraces.
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Black Smokers

(1:24) 
70% of Earth’s volcanoes are not ‘on land’ at all...
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About EQC

(0:24)
Hamish Campbell describes the origins and purposes of EQC.
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Protecting our Homes

(0:40)
Hamish Campbell reinforces some of EQC's simple precautions for coping with a natural disaster.
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