Hawaiian volcanism in terms of plate tectonics.
Volcanoes, Volcanic Domes, Cinder Cones, Composite Volcanoes, and give
examples of each type.
Locate on a map the Cascade Range volcanic belt and name three volcanoes
of this region.
Characterize your favorite Cascade
Describe the 1991 Mount Pinatubo event including: (a) A synoptic
description of the disaster; (b) Causes of the disaster; (c) Occurrence
in terms of geological setting; (d) Social and economic impact of the disaster;
and (e) Mitigation of the disaster (f) Your personal suggestions for prevention
and recovery of the disaster. Check this website http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/Philippines/Pinatubo/description_pinatubo.html
Speculate on the Popocatepetl
Volcano as a potential
Distinguish the degree of hazardous of each volcanic type.
8.- 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.
Compare the volcanic activity in Yellowstone and the Island of Hawaii,
noting similarities and differences.
Cite current and recent volcanic activity.
Explain how scientists are able to predict when some volcanoes will erupt
Tell which is the most violent type of volcanic eruption
Explain how do volcanoes help scientists learn about the earth's interior
Discuss the Ring of Fire
Discuss how the plate tectonics theory explain the location of most
and describe the three basic kinds of materials that may erupt from a volcano