Journey to Etna

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Presenter: Clive Oppenheimer

Published: January 2010

Age: 11-14 and upwards

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Type: Lectures

Source/institution: teachers.tv


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Clive Oppenheimer, a vulcanologist working on the latest techniques to monitor and predict volcanic eruptions, demonstrates his work at Mount Etna, an active volcano in Sicily.nVolcanic eruptions pose a real threat to communities living nearby, and at their most violent they have wiped out whole cities. Clive is an expert in developing new techniques for monitoring volcanoes, and works with scientists around the world. It’s a difficult job, because most of the activity happens deep below ground