Guest Thread and Video: Marta Calvache

There are few, if any, online images of this geoscientist: here is a screen cap from the SGC tribute video at post’s end.

Tweets are concise, and that’s a good way to introduce you to a famous Colombian volcanologist.

I first heard of her in the book Surviving Galerashere is an official report; Marta and Patricia’s acts that day are mentioned in the paragraph below Figure 65.

Through this thread (which Twitter can translate) I learn that there is so much more.

Ten months ago, before Nevado del Ruiz upped its game, Colombia’s Geological Service shared this tribute to “Doctora Marta”:

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