Today we are talking to Dr Nick Mount from the geography department at the University of Nottingham.
Geography. It's not just colouring in.
Seriously though, his research is currently saving lives all around the word. His research is split into two major parts, both related to natural hazards. The first piece of work we'll be talking about is modelling the Brahmaputra river (known as Jamuna in Bangladesh). It is important to model this so that farmers can have better idea of what silt will be deposited during flooding and thus what crops will survive that season. Currently farmers are influenced by the government and economic factors too, which is dangerous, as planting the wrong crop can lead to failed harvest.
Ok, so we know Nick helps farmers with their livelihoods.
Now, part two.
Mount St Helen's.