Imagine enough lava to cover the entirety of Canada to a depth of hundreds of metres. Around the world and throughout Earth's history such mega-volcanic events have regularly occurred. They have caused the breakup of continents and the extinction of many species due to extreme climate variations. They are also responsible for the formation of huge ore deposits.
Carleton University Scientist-in-Residence, Dr. Richard Ernst, shares the story of these intense volcanic events both on the Earth and on other planets.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
301 Azrieli Theatre (AT)