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Katia Krafft

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Katia manifested her superpowers at the age of eleven. Team Remarkablz recruited her and provided special training. She became one of the bravest, if somewhat reckless, members of the team.

Katia's superpower: Katia has the power to control magma.
Catherine Joséphine Krafft
Occupation: Volcanologist
Born: 1942
Died: 1991
Occupation: Volcanologist
Nationality: French

Katia Krafft was a French volcanologist. She was a pioneer in filming, photographing and recording volcanoes, often getting within feet of lava flows. She fell in love with volcanoes when she was a young girl. It is because of her that we have up-close footage and data, as well as a better understanding of active volcanoes today.

While filming eruptions at in Japan, Katia, her husband and 39 others were caught in a pyroclastic flow. They were killed instantly.
Did you know?
  1. Volcanoes aren't just cone shaped, they can also be wide plateaus, fissure vents or even dome shaped.
  2. You can find volcanoes on the ocean floor.
  3. Volcanic eruptions can send ash up to 30km (17 miles) above the Earth's surface.
  4. The tallest volcano in the solar system is on Mars.

Don't miss out on additional educational resources - just scroll down the page and learn more about volcanoes, Katia and more.
Fetter's Chaos
A giant colouring poster that will keep you busy for hours! This giant colouring poster is a great idea for birthday parties as well educational events and long rainy days.

Katia also is in Black Hole and has featured on a Comic Book Cover. We've explained her drawing below so you can learn more about both her superhero and her real-life identity.
In June 1991, while filming eruptions at Mount Unzen (Japan), Katia and her Husband died along other scientists and journalists also covering the eruption.
Hidden Treasures
We have packed a lot into our drawings. Each drawing we create has one or more hidden treasure(s) about our superheroes' life experiences, depictions in art, jobs or discoveries. Did you find the ones hidden in this drawing?
The Krafft Medal is hidden on her belt. This is awarded to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to volcanology.
Katia Krafft was born on 17 April 1942
What Do Volcanologists Do?
Volcanologists are scientists who watch, record, and learn about volcanoes.
Video Credit: National Geographic
How Many Volcanoes...?!
About 1,500 active volcanoes can be found around the world. Learn about the major types of volcanoes in this video.
Video credit National Geographic
Katia Krafft and her husband, Maurice Krafft, were known for being pioneers in recording volcanoes. Find out more about them in this short video by Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls.
Katia Krafft
How to Collect Lava
Find out how volcanologists collect lava samples From volcanoes.
Video credit: Insider
A volcano is an opening on the surface of a planet that allows material warmer than its surroundings to escape.
Video credit: Thinking Captain
Why do Volcanoes Erupt?
Free Activity Sheet
Download this activity sheet and make your own volcano.
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What Happens when Magma Meets Water?
Watch these scientists trying to determine the potential effects of introducing water into a pocket of magma.
Video credit:National Geographic