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10.2 Volcanoes and Earth Systems

In this section you will find materials that support the implementation of 10.2: Volcanoes and Earth Systems. Use the navigation below to find the materials.

Section Materials


Visions of Earth, by AGI
A four-DVD set on interactions in Earth systems.

Volcanic Gases, by USGS
Discusses why volcanic gases are important to study, how geologists study volcanic gases, and what they have learned.

Unraveling the Mystery of Underwater Volcanoes, by NOAA
Read an article about the mysteries of underwater volcanoes.

Vents Program, by NOAA
Find information on how submarine volcanoes and hydrothermal vents affect the global oceans.

Submarine Volcanoes, by USGS
Site includes a general overview of submarine volcanic eruptions as well as information about specific underwater volcanoes including the volcanoes of the Juan de Fuca ridge in the Pacific, Kavachi of the Solomon Islands, Kick 'Em Jenny of the West Indies

Lo`ihi Seamount, Hawai`i, by USGS
The youngest Hawaiian island that is already 931m above the seafloor. Check out this site and see an image of this young volcano.

Do Volcanoes Affect Weather?, by USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory
Learn more about how volcanoes affect weather.

Black Smokers, by AMNH
Follow your curiosity of black smokers by visiting this site. It includes images and information about lifeforms at the hydrothermal deep sea vents.

Volcanic Ash–Danger to Aircraft in the North Pacific, by USGS
In 1989-1990, a series of eruptions of Redoubt Volcano in Alaska threatened airplane traffic throughout northern North America. Site includes several examples of the dangers volcanic eruptions can have on airplanes

Ashfall, Tephra, Pumice, Scoria, etc., by USGS
Read a series of fact sheets to investigate further different types of volcanic particles. See a picture of a bear foot-print in volcanic ash.

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Visions of Earth, by AGI
82 High-definition animations showing a variety of Earth and space system processes.

Scientists Discover and Image Explosive Deep-Ocean Volcano, by NOAA
View videos of an underwater volcanic eruptions.

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