Science
4:57 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Watch Valles Caldera: The Science about the Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico

There is a super volcano in New Mexico that can be seen from space.  It is one of the most scientifically important volcanoes on the planet.   It is the ancient homeland of the Jemez Pueblo Indians and it is the source of modern day political turmoil.   It is known as the Valles Caldera.  This documentary focuses on the Valles Caldera National Preserve in the high mountains of northern New Mexico.  The Preserve is situated inside a collapsed crater surrounded by eruptive domes and features the 11, 254 foot Redondo Peak.  Much of the year, the Valles area is an emerald gem amidst the New Mexico beauty of one of America's most captivating natural environments to reveal, explore and affirm the importance of scientific research, climate change, hydrology and volcanology of the area.

Valles Caldera: The Science airs on Sunday, December 30th at 7:00 pm.

Valles Caldera in the morning.
Valles Caldera in the morning.