Life on Fire: Volcano Doctors
Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 p.m.
Learn how volcanologists try to predict eruptions and protect those who live beneath the Earth’s fire.
In part two of the four-part series, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Colombia, Chile, Italy and Iceland are home to active volcanoes that are a threat to the populations settled at their feet. Every day, lava, ash, gas, bombs and avalanches are likely to slide down the gaping mouths of the rock giants.
To avoid disasters, volcanologists are asked to anticipate and warn. They are asked to be prophets and to know how to analyze the volcanoes’ slightest tremors. Around the world, these volcano doctors use their tools and knowledge to try to protect those who live beneath the Earth’s fire. Jeremy Irons narrates the series.
Pictured: Mayon Volcano in the Philippines.