Clips from a film about Adam Durant’s volcano research in Hawaii will be shown on the National Geographic Channel as part of an Earth Day program at 8 p.m. tonight.
Durant earned his PhD in Geology from Michigan Tech in 2007. After graduation he did a post-doc at the University of Bristol. Currently, he is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences.
He and colleagues took meteorological balloons to the Kilauea Volcano last summer to make the first on-site measurements of volcanic gases as they spewed from the mouth of the volcano.
For a story about Durant’s volcano research that appeared last year, see Tech’s website: www.admin.mtu.edu/urel/news/media_relations/708/ .