Rosaly Lopes

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17th April 2007

Dr. Rosaly Lopes is a Principal Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. An expert on volcanism on Earth and the planets, Dr Lopes has studied volcanoes on Earth, Mars, Jupiter's moon Io and Saturn's moon Titan. She was included in the 2006 Guiness Book of World records for discovering the greatest number of active volcanoes (71 on Io). She has published four books, including "The Volcano Adventure Guide", the first travel guidebook to volcanoes. In 2005, she received the Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society, in recognition for her work communicating science to the public. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Royal Geographical Society, and the Explorers Club.

Rosaly Lopes's activity

  1. June 2007
  2. Rosaly Lopes rated Mount St Helens

  3. Rosaly Lopes rated Old faithful & the Yellowstone Caldera

  4. Rosaly Lopes rated Etna

  5. Rosaly Lopes rated Arenal

  6. Rosaly Lopes rated Santorini Volcano

  7. Rosaly Lopes rated Vesuvius

  8. Rosaly Lopes rated Yasur

  9. Rosaly Lopes rated Stromboli

  10. Rosaly Lopes rated Kilauea

  11. Rosaly Lopes reviewed Kilauea in Kilauea, United States

    If you want to see an active volcano safely and easily, this is currently one of the top choices. I say currently because nobody knows how long this eruption will last. It started in 1983 and, with luck, will go on for a few more years. Kilauea is the b…"

  12. April 2007
  13. Rosaly Lopes reviewed Santorini Volcano in Cyclades Islands, Greece

    This lovely Greek island was the site of one of the largest eruptions in history, around 1600 BC. Often called the Minoan eruption, its effects have been blamed for a wide range of events from the plagues of Egypt to the end of the Minoan civilization. T…"

  14. Rosaly Lopes reviewed Mount St Helens in US West Coast, United States

    Mount St. Helens was a placid looking, scenic volcano until it erupted with devastating force in 1980. This is a volcano best seen when in repose, but it is one of my top choices because it has become the best 'living volcano museum'. Om Mount St Helens…"

  15. Rosaly Lopes reviewed Old faithful & the Yellowstone Caldera in Mountain States, United States

    Old Faithful is the best known but only one of a myriad of geysers in this beautiful national park. The tame geysers and hot pools are, in fact, sitting inside the world's largest volcanic caldera, the site of truly catastrophic eruptions. If Yellowstone…"

  16. Rosaly Lopes reviewed Arenal in Costa Rica

    Arenal is at present one of the world's most active volcanoes, but it was not known to be an active volcano at all before 1968, when it started belching. Arenal hasn't stopped since. Arenal is far too dangerous to be climbed, but it is possible to see …"

  17. Rosaly Lopes reviewed Etna in Catania, Italy

    Frequently active and the largest volcano in Europe, Etna is an easily accessible and rewarding volcano to visit. Its eruptions tend to be Strombolian explosions but often also produce long lava flows. It is not easy to predict what Etna is going to do, …"

  18. Rosaly Lopes reviewed Vesuvius in Naples, Italy

    This is one of history's most infamous volcanoes, thanks to the eruption in AD 79 that destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum and shook the Roman Empire. It is a volcano best visited in its dormant state, though not all eruptions are as destructive as its mos…"

  19. Rosaly Lopes reviewed Stromboli in Aeolian Islands, Italy

    The tiny island of Stromboli is the place to go if you want to be sure you will see volcanic fireworks. Stromboli has been doing its show for over 2,000 years, with few intermissions. This volcanic island named a type of eruption, Strombolian, characteri…"

  20. Rosaly Lopes reviewed Yasur in Vanuatu

    Not many people have been to Vanuatu, but Yasur is one of the best and most accessible active volcanoes in the world. It has Strombolian type eruptions, but you can get here by 4-wheel drive nearly all of the way. The climb up the cone is easy and less t…"