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View Resource Submarine Volcanoes in Arctic Ocean Surprise Scientists

Until now, geoscientists believed that spreading ridges under the Arctic Ocean were too slow-spreading and cool to vent molten rock. An article published this month in Nature details sonar data revealing two young volcanoes under Arctic waters. Dr. Marago H. Edwards of the University of Hawaii led the exploration team in which civilian scientists worked in cooperation with the Navy, using a...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/se/2001/0228
View Resource Three Sisters, Oregon

Earlier this month, the US Geological Survey (USGS) released a report stating that USGS scientists have detected a slight uplift of the ground surface over a broad area centered 5 kilometers west of South Sister volcano in the Three Sisters region of the central Oregon Cascade Range. This uplift was detected using a relatively new technique, Satellite Radar Interferometry (InSAR). InSAR uses...

https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/three_sisters/
View Resource How Volcanoes Work

How Volcanoes Work was constructed and is maintained by Dr. Vic Camp from San Diego State University's Department of Geological Sciences. The site takes a comprehensive look into every aspect of volcanic formations and eruptions, including historical eruptions (Mt. St. Helens) and volcanism on other planets. Well written and designed, this site offers excellent illustrations, photographs, and...

http://www.geology.sdsu.edu/how_volcanoes_work/
View Resource Global Volcanism Program

Maintained by the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of Natural History, the Global Volcanism Program "seeks better understanding of all volcanoes through documenting their eruptions--small as well as large--during the past 10,000 years." The extensive Web site contains up-to-date and archived information about volcanic eruptions in the form of short reports from local observers. A large amount of...

http://volcano.si.edu/index.cfm
View Resource Lava Layering

The Planetary Geology Group at Arizona State University developed this online activity to teach elementary and middle school students "the stratigraphy (layers) of lava flows produced by multiple eruptions" on the moon. The first part of the website provides teachers with background information about the layers of basaltic lava flows that cover about sixteen percent of the Moon as well as how to...

https://marsed.asu.edu/lava-layering
View Resource IAVCEI: International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior

The International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior's (IAVCEI) website advocates its research in volcanology and closely related disciplines as well as its work to mitigate volcanic disasters. After learning about the history of the organization, users can discover the many projects undertaken by the commissions including a volcanic eruption database and research...

http://www.iavcei.org/
View Resource Nordic Volcanological Institute

The Nordic Volcanological Institute was created by a group of Nordic scientists who sought to increase earth science knowledge by exploring active volcanism and tectonics of Iceland. Researchers can find lengthy lists of publications and find out about upcoming seminars. Students and teachers can obtain colorful, educational materials on the geology, volcanoes, eruptions, and earthquakes of...

http://www.norvol.hi.is/index.html
View Resource Mt. Erebus Volcano Observatory

The Mt. Erebus Volcano Observatory website offers a plethora of information about the geology, geochemistry, and geophysics research at Mt. Erebus in Antarctica. The site addresses the evolution of Erebus, lava and gas chemistry, seismology, and much more. Students can discover how Mount Erebus's environment changes by examining two day, 30 day, and 365 day records. The Photo Gallery is packed...

http://erebus.nmt.edu/
View Resource USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory: Maps and Graphics

The United States Geological Survey's website for the Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO) has a host of graphics and maps for the professional volcano researcher or the amateur volcanologist. The maps and graphics are divided into four broad categories, and within each of those categories are dozens and dozens of maps and graphics. The categories include "Hazards, Features, Topics, and Types:...

https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/cvo/cvo_multimedia....