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Doomsday Volcanoes
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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In April, 2010 the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano turned much of the northern hemisphere into an ash-strewn no-fly zone, stranding hundreds of thousands of travelers. But Eyjafjallajokull was just the start. Now, an Icelandic volcano 10 times bigger, Katla, has begun to swell and grumble. Two more giants, Hekla and Laki, could erupt without warning. Iceland is a ticking time bomb: When it blows, the consequences will be global. As CGI takes us inside these geological monsters, we meet atmospheric scientists who are working to understand just how devastating an eruption could be -- not just for air travel but for the global food supply and for Earth's climate. Could we be plunged into years of cold and famine? What can we do to prepare for the disaster to come?

Produced by Darlow Smithson Productions Ltd. for NOVA/WGBH Boston in association with Channel 5

© 2013 Darlow Smithson Productions Ltd.

Additional Material © 2013 WGBH Educational Foundation



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Chicago: “NOVA; Doomsday Volcanoes,” 11/28/2012, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_293A7E7D88294A3CA4A439DD0E057265.
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