Welcome to the companion Web site for the NOVA program, "Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius," originally broadcast on November 10, 1998, which tells the story of
the Roman city of Pompeii and the risk that Vesuvius presents today. Then visit
NOVA Online for a global view on living with volcanoes:
"Planning for Disaster"
See how a successful large-scale emergency plan was carried out in the 1994 eruption of the Rabaul volcano in Papua New Guinea.
"Can We Predict Eruptions?"
Have a look inside the volcanologist's toolkit, and find out how good scientists are at foretelling a volcano's next eruption.
"Volcano SWAT Team"
Discover what a mobile crisis team of U.S. volcanologists does when
invited to respond to an emergency outside the United States.
"The World's Deadliest Volcanoes" (Hot Science)
Find out how scientists measure the size of an eruption and then
try your hand at rating an actual eruption in this online activity.