What goes on underneath the most deadly volcanoes? As my PhD investigates the processes that occur below the ground on Santorini, I thought I would try to explain some of what goes on under every active volcano.
Almost a year ago I started my PhD with fieldwork on Santorini, Greece. As I am currently planning a second round of fieldwork, I though it was time to write up my first trip.
A recent BBC docu-drama called 'Atlantis'
recreated the last days of the Bronze Age civilisation on the island of Thera (now known as Santorini), that I've meant to blog about for a while now. This program, along with a more traditional 'Timewatch' documentary
, argued that the eruption in roughly 1600 B.C.
The theme of the latest Accretionary Wedge
(a carnival of geoblogs) is “Throw me your ‘favorite geologic picture’ mister”, so here is mine: