Chapter 5: Volcanoes and Other Igneous Activity

Further Study

West Flank of Pu'u'oo Cone, Hawaii (USGS)We have made a concerted effort to search the Web for relevant material, but no matter how hard we try, there will always be more information available than we can possibly examine.

However, the following list contains links to many of the most interesting and informative Web sites related to topics explored in the chapter that we were able to locate. Check them out, but make sure you come back to do more investigating when you're done.

Alaska Volcano Observatory (USGS)

The Alaska Volcano Observatory site features information on current volcanic activity in Alaska as well as numerous links to volcano-related sites.
Aerial View of Mount Rainier, Washington (NASA)
Ask a Geologist (USGS)

Have a geological question? Here is your chance to ask it.
Calderas and the Valles Caldera

Here is an explanation of caldera formation with views of the Valles Caldera of New Mexico and other calderas.
Cascades Volcano Observatory (USGS)

The USGS Cascade Volcano Observatory site features extensive information, graphics, and images on most of the world's major volcanoes.
Disaster Finder (NASA)

This site offers a complete index to the best disaster Web sites on the Internet.
Electronic Volcano (Dartmouth College)

Here is an excellent site with a wealth of information and numerous links to related sites.
EOS Volcanology Team (NASA)

This is the home page of NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) Interdisciplinary Science Volcanology Team.
Geology Central

One of the most extensive lists of geology-related sites is available online.

Geology in the Parks (USGS/NPS)

Here is a great site that features basic information on geologic maps, plate tectonics, etc. as well as in-depth investigations of the geological settings of several national parks.
Global Volcanism Program (Smithsonian Institution)

The Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program (GVP) seeks better understanding of all volcanoes through documenting their eruptions--small as well as large--during the past 10,000 years.
Hawaii Center for Volcanology

This is a great site to begin exploring volcanoes.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (USGS)

A weekly newsletter for the general public is written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
Hazards (USGS)

This site contains the United States Geological Survey (USGS) hazard fact sheets.
Volcanic Neck (E.J. Tarbuck)
Hydrothermal Vents (Black Smokers)

This site enables viewers to follow the events of an international team of scientists as they explore hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor at the Juan de Fuca ridge off the coast of Washington and Oregon.
Japan's Volcano Research Center

Current volcanic activity in Japan is featured along with reports on major Japanese volcanoes.
Kilauea Eruption Update

Daily eruption updates from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
Measuring Volcanic Activity (Geosphere)

An excellent interactive activity on volcanic activity is from the University of Montana's Geosphere. With this activity, learners identify current volcanic activity and use image processing techniques to measure caldera areas, perimeters, and elevations.
Mt. Rainier: An Interactive Learning Module

This on-line, interactive lesson studies the hazards posed by Mt. Rainier, a mainland volcano near Seattle, WA.
Nordic Volcanological Institute

This site contains the geology and tectonics of Iceland.
Photoglossary of Volcanic Terms (USGS)

Here are photos with descriptions of volcanic features and igneous rocks.
Planet Earth (

The Discovery-Planet Earth site features a variety of interesting information, reports, and links to Earth science and related subjects.
Recent Earthquakes and Active Volcanoes (Virtual Times)

Here is a great place to investigate recent earhquakes and volcano events.
Stromboli On-Line (English)

Recent and ongoing activity of Stromboli and other volcanoes. A good source for examining worldwide volcanic activity.

The TopoZone bills itself as the Web's center for recreational and professional topographic map users. Here you can interactively view topographic maps from the entire United States.
Visible Earth (NASA)

Here is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) searchable directory of images, visualizations, and animations of the Earth.
Volcanic Hazards, Features, and Phenomena Glossary

This site has volcano information from the United States Geologic Survey.
Volcanic Hazard Information (USGS)

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) page on volcanoes and volcanic hazards features links to several related articles and sites.
Shiprock, New Mexico (E.J. Tarbuck)
Volcanic Hazards Mitigation

Here is volcanic hazards mitigation from Michigan Technical University.

Here is a good source for volcano links, including information about most of the world's major volcanoes.
Volcanoes & Igneous Rocks Links (NAGT)

This site provides an extensive listing of volcano and igneous rock links arranged by topic from the National Association of Geology Teachers (NAGT).
Volcanoes Links

This Central Michigan University site. maintained by Dr. Mark Francek lists several good links to sites containing information relative to topics discussed in the chapter.
Volcanoes: Remote Sensing

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Observing System volcanology team home page offers information about the project activities of the NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) Interdisciplinary Science (IDS) Investigation Volcanology Team.
Volcano Facts

Here are volcano facts from Volcano World.
Volcano Information Center (VIC)

The purpose of the Volcano Information Center (VIC) is to provide links to sites that are resources for data not contained in VIC and to inform the user about general volcanology in an organized way, including features of volcanoes, volcanic eruptions and volcanic hazards.
False Color Aerial View of Tambora Volcano, Indonesia (NASA)

Here is some educational information on volcanoes and vulcanology from NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS).
Volcano Photo Gallery (USGS)

This site provides a very large assortment of volcano and volcano-related features photographs.
Volcano Satellite Images (NASA)

Here are some satellite radar images of major world volcanoes from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
VolcanoWatch (USGS)

Volcano Watch is a weekly newsletter written by the scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Volcano World sponsored by NASA is an excellent site that offers a wealth of information about volcanoes and links to numerous related sites.
World Lecture Hall (University of Texas at Austin)

The World Lecture Hall features links to on-line courses in the United States and Canada.

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