Event Reminder: Lake Sediments & flooding, with particular reference to Cumbria, Wednesday 10th November 2021

Wednesday 10th November at 7.30pm on Zoom

Dr Schillereff, Lecturer in Physical Geography, Kings College London

Lake Sediments & flooding, with particular reference to Cumbria

Zoom Meeting Information

Meeting ID: 886 6258 1891
Passcode: 4365649

In this talk, Daniel will explore how sediment cores extracted from multiple Cumbrian lakes can shed new light on flood frequency and magnitude over the last 1500 years. Daniel will review the physical processes which enable lakes to record sedimentary signatures of past floods, illustrate the value of these datasets in extending flood histories beyond conventional instrumental data from river gauging stations and outline what these sedimentary flood reconstructions can (and cannot yet) tell us about past, current and future trends in flooding across northwest England.

Event Reminder: Etna, Wednesday 13th October

Wednesday 13th October at 7.30pm on Zoom

Dr. Margaret Hartley,
Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester

A Virtual Tour of Mt Etna

Meeting ID: 890 6219 1641
Passcode: 4365649

Mt Etna is Europe’s highest and most active volcano, and magma is constantly grumbling
in its rocky depths. Since February 2021 there has been a series of spectacular eruptions,
from lava fountaining through to paroxysmal explosions generating 10 km-high ash-rich
plumes. In this talk I will take you on a virtual tour of the summit region of Mt Etna, and
explore some of the techniques used by the Etna Volcano Observatory to monitor the
volcano and the hazards it poses to the local population of over a million people.

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