How To Build A Volcano

How To Build A Volcano

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In an ambitious quest for answers, a group of British, Canadian and American world-renowned volcanologists have decided to build a volcano of their very own. In a breathtaking experiment, the sheer scale of which has never before been attempted, they team up with a Hollywood crew to design and build a carefully scaled 100ft-wide volcano, several storeys high.

Before they begin, the scientists visit a number of global hotspots, such as Stromboli and Mt St Helens, examining each volcano’s history and compiling a variety of data. Then, having constructed a volcano of their very own, they use the model to test cutting-edge scientific theories and attempt to answer key unsolved questions, from the exact process that leads to eruptions to the role of magma in sculpting the internal plumbing of these exploding mountains.

With the aid of high-pressure gases and SFX explosives, they create a series of spectacular eruptions. Will their pooled knowledge enable them to re-create the volatile processes that drive eruptions and, crucially, control the variables of pressure, gas and magma? And will their cutting-edge theories hold up when tested?

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  • ToM//()

    over 2 years ago


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  • aiden

    over 2 years ago


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  • Geographer of the week

    over 2 years ago

    Geographer of the week

    Best thing evar, I wana be a scientist now.

  • Cinders2001

    over 2 years ago



  • Rich Box

    over 2 years ago

    Rich Box

    special effects to help in saving lives, a true master. I take my hat off to you! Great work everyone well done.

  • dave patterson

    over 2 years ago

    dave patterson

    fantastic great programe what a job would love to see a real one in action


    over 2 years ago


    excellent o to be a special effects artist great stuff Ii would love to see a real one in action