Learn about Auckland’s largest and youngest volcano – Rangitoto.
A basaltic shield volcano that last erupted not long after the arrival of Polynesians in the Auckland region (c. 1280 AD), Rangitoto has a complex history.
Do you know that there are about 53 volcanoes in Auckland and that Rangitoto is the youngest one?
Cleverly illustrated and packed full of easy to understand information, the DEVORA fact sheets prepared by leading scientific communicators share fun volcanic facts in a simple and engaging form.
A three-episode documentary series, Beneath New Zealand delves deep into the unseen world of volcanoes, exposing the traumatic past and the need to be aware of a potentially dangerous future.
Volcanic crisis simulation and role-play are valuable tools in communicating hazard assessment, learning monitoring and emergency management skills, as well as developing teamwork and decision-making strengths.
An interactive, immersive role-play simulation has been developed to teach New Zealand geoscience students to forecast and mitigate a volcanic crisis.
From key points to dynamic diagrams and succinct summaries, the DEVORA Geology Field Note Series delves into various volcano-related issues in an easy-to-read one-page “note”.
Volcanic ash damages and disrupts critical infrastructure.
From electricity and transport to communications, wastewater and drinking water, all are at risk from a volcanic eruption.
Holocene ash fall from both local and distal volcanoes has affected Auckland more frequently than previously documented, with a possible average frequency of at least once every 424 years.
The scale of eruption in the Auckland Volcanic Field (AVF) appears to be controlled by the dynamics of the soft area (asthenosphere) of the upper mantle.