Michigan Tech volcanic gases expert available to comment on New Zealand's White Island eruption


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Simon Carn, professor in Michigan Technological University's Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, focuses on volcanic degassing and volcanic eruption clouds. Carn's research uses space-borne sensors to detect changes at volcanoes around the world. Carn is able to comment on the White Island/Whakaari eruption, particularly concerning the elevated levels of sulfur dioxide gas detected at the volcano recently that alerted the scientific community to an impending eruption.

 

Contact Simon Carn:

scarn@mtu.edu

Twitter: @simoncarn

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