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Comment: 24:24 - 25:42 (01:18)
Source: Annenberg/CPB Resources - Earth Revealed - 13. Volcanism
Keywords: "John Eichelberger", volcano, "Mount Katmai", eruption, prediction, "ore deposit", magma, temperature, "igneous rock", "hydrothermal system", geothermal, energy

Our transcription: Although much data have already been collected, the Katmai Project is still in its preliminary stages.
Research may continue here for years bringing with it, no doubt, surprising new discoveries that will have implications far beyond this region.
Some of this work will have application elsewhere.
In terms of understanding explosive volcanism, understanding the processes certainly should allow us in the future to be better at predicting eruptive events, and understanding what the consequences of eruptive events are likely to be, and for people living around volcanoes, as many people in Western U. S. do and many other areas in the world that's a serious problem.
Understanding how metals get transported in igneous systems may help us to better exploit ore deposits.
Understanding how heat escapes from magma and how hydrothermal systems develop may help in the future in exploration and use of geothermal energy, which in some parts of the world is an important and useful energy source.

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