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The park headquarters and visitors center are visible in the left foreground, and Mt. Capulin appears on the horizon to right. Mt. Capulin in a "scoria cone" type of volcano built of tephra (volcanic ash and bombs) erupted from a central vent. This was the youngest eruption in the Raton volcanic field of northeastern New Mexico. Most recent dating, based on argon-argon and cosmogenic isotopes, indicates that Mt. Capulin was formed about 60,000 years ago. -[Photo date 3/98; J.S. Aber.]-

Vertical aerial photograph of Capulin Mountain. Plus several more photos of the Raton-Clayton volcanic field.

NASA Explores shows the four main geologic processes that act on the Earth's surface; volcanism, tectonism, gradation, and impact cratering. A long page with information and arial photos. For students.

"Volcanism is the eruption of molten material onto the surface. On the terrestrial planets, the molten material (or magma) is composed of melted rock and gases. On icy satellites, the material is predominantly liquid water or slushy ice, with some fraction of rocky material." -[NASAExplores]-

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"VolcanoWorld has been the Internet's leading source of information about volcanoes since January 1995. Each year VW serves about 4 million different users, including grade school kids, teachers, college students, professors, researchers, government scientists and the general public."

"VolcanoWorld was originally funded by NASA and hosted at the University of North Dakota. VW is now part of BrainSpace, a non-profit organization devoted to informal learning for kids and adults of all ages."

"A primary focus of volcanology is to provide scientific and educational information that can lead to hazard mitigation. Michigan Tech's Volcanoes Page aims to provide information about volcanoes to the public and to complement other informational sites on the web."

Michigan Technological University. Earth's Active Volcanoes by Geographic Region. Regions include Africa and Surrounding Islands (1), Southwest Pacific, Southeast Asia, and India (10), East Asia (including Japan and Kamchatka) (5), Central Pacific and South Pacific, New Zealand (7), Alaska and the Northern Pacific Region (5), North America (U.S. (3), Mexico (2)), Central America (Guatemala (5), Costa Rica (2), El Salvador(7), Nicaragua (1)), West Indies (1), South America and Surrounding Islands (2), Mediterranean (7), North Atlantic, Iceland (6), Antarctica (1).

Learn about volcanoes, plate tectonics and visit volcanoes around the world. Several colorful illustrations...

Includes The Nature of Volcanoes, Principal Types of Volcanoes, Other Volcanic Structures, Types of Volcanic Eruptions, Submarine Volcanoes, Geysers, Fumaroles, and Hot Springs, Volcano Environments, Plate-Tectonics Theory, Extraterrestrial Volcanoes, Volcano Monitoring and Research, Volcanoes and People and Suggested Reading.

Volcanoes destroy and volcanoes create. The catastrophic eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980, made clear the awesome destructive power of a volcano. Yet, over a time span longer than human memory and record, volcanoes have played a key role in forming and modifying the planet upon which we live.

Earth's Active Volcanoes by Geographic Region. A fairly comprehensive list.

Here you'll find a Photo Galery, Books & Videos, Book Reviews, Travel & Tours, Volcano Stories and Volcanoes Around the World.

A photo of the month is featured on the home page. This months (August) is a photograph taken in December 2001 at Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.

Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University. This website is an educational resource that describes the science behind volcanoes and volcanic processes. The site is sponsored by NASA under the auspices of Project ALERT (Augmented Learning Environment and Renewable Teaching). It is intended for the education of university students of geology and volcanology and teachers of earth science. Each section in the menu builds upon previous sections. For users who lack fundamental knowledge of volcanological principles and terms, it is best to proceed through the website in a progressive manner. More advanced users will find each section self-contained and can navigate through the website as their interest dictates.

The site contains over 250 images. Click on each image to view a larger version with an expanded description.

The following are animations. You must have QuickTime installed to view them. Dynamics of a Plinian Eruption and Fly by of Plinian Eruption.

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, established in 1916, displays the results of 70 million years of volcanism, migration, and evolution -- processes that thrust a bare land from the sea and clothed it with complex and unique ecosystems and a distinct human culture. The park encompasses diverse environments that range from sea level to the summit of the earth's most massive volcano, Mauna Loa at 13,677 feet. Kilauea, the world's most active volcano, offers scientists insights on the birth of the Hawaiian Islands and visitors views of dramatic volcanic landscapes.

Choose a region on the map or pick a region from a list below map. There are "selected photographs to illustrate the variations in shape and size of volcanoes. Many of the pictures were taken by astronauts who were orbiting the Earth on the Space Shuttle. Most of the astronaut pictures were taken using normal color film and show what you would see if you were riding in the Shuttle. Sometimes the pictures show a wide area - maybe 50 miles from one side of the picture to the other. Other pictures are just a close-up of a volcano and may only be 10-20 miles wide. Astronaut pictures have numbers that begin with the letters STS."

The link above will take you to the Introduction page. Other pages include Melting rocks, Dynamic Earth, Judging Hazards, Forecasting, Coping with Risk and Related Resources.

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Hawaii Natural History Association   [New Window]
A Teacher's Guide to the Geology of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

"A Teacher's Guide to the Geology of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a book published and copyrighted by the Hawaii Natural History Association. The following material is a web version of the book. Individual pages, including the figures and diagrams, can be reproduced for educational purposes only. Commercial reproduction is prohibited.

This guide is designed for teachers, other educators, and anyone interested in volcanoes. It provides background information on numerous topics and includes teaching suggestions and activities. Although the guide focuses on Hawaiian volcanoes, similar processes and features are observed at volcanoes around the world." [Hawaii Natural History Association]

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Kids and Teens > School Time > Science > The Earth > Geology > Volcanoes

Google uses the Open Directory Project or Directory Mozilla (ODP or DMOZ) for its Web Directory. The ODP has volcanoes listed in several categories. The link above is for school age. Below are a few more volcano links in the Google Directory.


Volcanoes Online, is one of over 4000 student created entries in the Think Quest Library.


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