Kilauea volcano in Hawaii had a major eruption, and has continued intermittent small bursts ever since. So, for tonight’s episode, the Perpetual Notion Machine’s Will Cushman talks with Brad Singer, scientist in the fields of geology and geoscience. His major research centers on the historical geology of rocks, primarily those formed by the magma from the core of volcanoes. One process is the use of geochronology, which tests for certain geochemical compounds. Also, Brad discusses the unique nature of Kilauea, and the differences with other volcanoes like Mount St. Helens and the nearby, somewhat dormant, Mauna Loa. Brad hopes that his research, and that in volcanology, can some day find clues to predict when volcanoes will erupt.
For more information, many articles can be found online. But, here’s one from LiveScience.