Environmental Geology lecture outline - Volcanology.

We can start with some initial questions to ponder.

What are the compositional variations and physical properties of lavas?

How do you melt rocks to make magma that erupts as lava?

What are the sources of magma?

What are types of volcanic eruptions?

Two types of volcanic constructs and their contrasting behavior:

What plate settings do different types of volcanism occur in?


View of Mount Hecla in the background (low white ridge) taken during 1986 UNO field trip to Iceland. Mt Hecla is one of the most active volcanic constructs in Iceland (most recent flows in 1970s), and is also the site of descent into the interior in Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Slides from Iceland - land of fire and ice, and lots of basalt: some background info

Volcanos on the web. Fun, extensive web resource - many others.

Next lecture outline on volcanos.


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