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Fire and Ice: Track 1

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How are volcanoes created? And how can scientists re-construct eruptions from many thousands of years ago? On a field trip to Iceland, Dr Dave McGarvie visits a range of volcanoes. These include Askja, a particularly spectacular and active volcano in Iceland’s remote interior, and the valley where astronauts once trained to land on the Moon. Dave is joined by scientists from Iceland, the USA and Open University PhD student Anne Forbes as they explore exciting lava formations that have never been reported before.

By: The iTunes U team (The Open University,)

  • Duration 15 mins
  • Updated Friday 1st October 2010
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Across the Sciences
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Track 1: Fire and Ice

How are volcanoes created? On a field trip to Iceland, Dr Dave McGarvie visits a range of volcanoes. They include Askja, a spectacular and active volcano in the remote interior of the country - whose evolution he is studying with scientists from Iceland and the USA.


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1 Fire and Ice    How are volcanoes created? On a field trip to Iceland, Dr Dave McGarvie visits a range of volcanoes. They include Askja, a spectacular and active volcano in the remote interior of the country - whose evolution he is studying with scientists from Iceland and the USA. Play now Fire and Ice