Abilities (what you learned):
At the end of this chapter you should be able
Explain Hawaiian volcanism in terms of plate tectonics.
Distinguish between mafic, intermediate, and felsic magmas.
Distinguish between volcanic and plutonic rock equivalents.
Volcanoes, Volcanic Domes, Cinder Cones, Composite Volcanoes, and give
examples of each type. Locate
the Cascade Range volcanic belt and name three volcanoes of this region.
Characterize your favorite Cascade
Describe individual case histories
Saint Helens, the Island of Hawaii, the Popocatepetl
Volcano. A view of the Popocatepetl
as a potential natural disaster.
Distinguish the degree of hazardous of each volcanic type.
Explain the concept of volcanic activity and distinguish between active,
dormant and extinct volcanoes.
Discuss the usefulness in urban development of knowing the volcanic activity.
What is the potential threat to our area of volcanic activity? Explain.
the volcanic activity in Yellowstone and the Island of Hawaii. Noting similarities
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