Explore these excellent Web sites and books about
An in-depth description of volcanoes and volcanic activity.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Volcano Hazards Program
An essential resource on
volcanic hazards, this site includes a FAQ, photo glossary, and
The USGS has also made the following short
publications available on the Web, with full text and images:
Monitoring Active Volcanoes
Volcanoes of the United States
Eruptions of Hawaiian Volcanoes: Past, Present, and Future
Eruptions of Mt. St. Helens: Past, Present, and Future
Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian Institution
A wealth of up-to-date volcano information, including the monthly Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network.
Maps, terms, current volcanic events, and more can be found at Michigan Tech's site.
Dartmouth University's extensive collection of volcanology resources.
Cascades Volcano Observatory
The USGS's Cascades Volcano Observatory site has a wealth of information, including diagrams, maps, case studies about volcanoes, and much more. Don't miss their
photo archives and their Dante's Peak FAQ's.
Alaska Volcano Observatory
This site contains information and a photo archive on over 40 active volcanoes in the Alaskan region.
If you can't find an answer anywhere else, try asking a USGS geologist.
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