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The Drama of Subduction

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Have you ever looked at something and asked, “How did they do that?” CKUA’s newest feature, “The How of Wow,” highlights marvels of innovation and technology that are all around us.

Subduction, now there’s a word you don’t hear every day. Basically, it refers to a unique process where great tectonic plates collide and the denser of the two dips into the earth’s interior. As you might imagine this creates drama, but if we see the fall out of the collision in mountains, why aren’t there volcanoes in Alberta?

Catherine Hickson, president of Tuya Terra Geo Corp, and a doctor of Geology and Volcanology shares with us how volcanic forces moved west leaving in their wake the glorious Rocky Mountains:

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