Rita D. Haberlin, Instructor
Volcanoes Learning Module
Study Guide and Outline Notes
Tutorial and Study Questions
After completing the reading assignment and exploring the Web resources, study guide, and tutorial, review what you have learned with these quizzes:
Volcanic Activity Multiple Choice Quiz
Quizzes, Tarbuck and Lutgens, Chapter 9, Key Concepts 1-5 and Chapter Test
Lab Exercises on the Web
World Wide Web Exercise on Currently Erupting
View or Print a Worksheet to Explore Currently Erupting Volcanoes
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To learn about Alaska's volcanoes visit the Alaska Volcano Observatory, a joint program of USGS, the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska, and the State of Alaska.
Range Volcanoes Interactive Imagemap
Learn about the volcanoes of the Cascades with this clickable image map and photographs.
Cascades Volcano Observatory
This is a good starting point to explore the Cascades. This site has excellent maps and photographs.
Erupting Volcanoes - Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report
Find out where volcanoes have been active in the past week. Explore several of these volcanoes to find examples of composite, shield, and cinder cone volcanoes.
The clickable world map on this site takes you to more detailed maps of the world's major volcanic regions. From these maps explore volcanoes of East Africa, South America, or anywhere else.
The Formation of the Hawaiian
Find out why the Hawaiian Islands get older as you move northwest away from the Big Island of Hawaii.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
Thinking of a trip to Hawaii? Check the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) Hawaiian Volcano Observatory site and learn about the volcanoes of Hawaii, including Kilauea and Mauna Loa, the most active volcanoes on the Big Island.
Hawaii -- A Virtual Field Trip
If you can't afford to go to Hawaii or are just too busy, take a virtual field trip around the islands. Take a drive around the crater, explore the chain of craters road, or view the volcanoes from space. Choose the places you would like to visit from numbered points on an aerial photo. Also see "what's new" for the latest images and descriptions of eruptions.
Mount St.Helens, Past, Present, and Future
This is an online text with the complete illustrated story of Mount St. Helens. Go to the Title Page then click on Contents to learn the story of Mount St. Helens.
Volcanoes of the United States
Explore this multimedia map of the volcanic regions of the United States.
(Needs Shockwave plug-in for your browser which can be downloaded from this site.)
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Types of Hazards Posed by Volcanoes
This site provides a simple diagram showing the hazards posed by volcanoes and excellent illustrated summaries of the six main hazards and where they are most likely to occur. Note the use of the word tephra instead of pyroclastics.
and Hydrologic Hazards
This is a comprehensive discussion of the hazards presented by volcanoes.
of the United States
This is a comprehensive online book by Steven R. Brantley that examines the many varied places where volcanoes have erupted in the United States. To begin this online book, click the large right arrow (---->) at the bottom of the first page.
This site is now maintained by the Department of Geosciences at Oregon State University. It is a good place to begin to explore volcanoes in detail. Take Virtual field trips to some of the world's great volcanoes.
are Volcanic Hazards? A United States Geological Survey (USGS) Fact Sheet
This is an excellent summary of the main hazards caused by volcanoes. Watch the hazards build on the volcano diagram as the PDF file downloads.
of Volcano Terms
Review this USGS site of volcano terms.
Volcano Types A USGS Quick Reference Guide
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