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Super Volcano
Deep beneath the surface of Earth lies one of the most destructive and yet least understood of the natural forces on the planet: the super volcano. This radio broadcast presents discussions with scientists at Yellowstone National Park who are investigating this potentially devastating natural phenomenon. Yellowstone National Park is one of the largest supervolcanoes in the world. It last erupted 640,000 years ago and scientists are now predicting that the next eruption may not be far off. To discover more, a new volcanic observatory has been built in the park to monitor the extreme volcanic activity going on beneath the surface of this much visited destination. The broadcast is 30 minutes in length.
Intended for grade levels:
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Audio:
    • Radio broadcast
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
  • Natural hazards
Technical requirements:
RealPlayer plug-in
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-007-946
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: BBC Radio 4
Frontiers Radio Series