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  • Center for the Study of Active Volcanoes, The
    Providing training and information on volcanic and natural hazards that occur in Hawai'i and worldwide.
  • Earth's Active Volcanoes
    Offering a global reference map of active volcanoes by geographic region.
  • Electronic Volcano, The
    A window into the world of information on active volcanoes. Find many types of materials such as maps, photographs and a few elusive documents.
  • Forces of Nature [pick] [read review]
    National Geographic explores the violent nature of hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and volcanoes in this companion to the documentary film.
  • Hawaii Center for Volcanology
    Located at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, this center provides volcanology resources and cooperative research and teaching efforts to scientists in Hawaii.
  • How Volcanoes Work
    Educational resource on the science behind volcanoes and volcanic processes. Learn about eruption types and dynamics, volcano landforms, and historic eruptions.
  • Italy's Volcanoes: The Cradle of Volcanology
    Dedicated to the volcanoes of Italy, their geology, activity, and hazards with frequent updates on significant eruptive events.
  • Kinds of Volcanic Eruptions - Volcano World
    Describes different types of volcanic eruptions. Learn about classifications based on form and location of the vent, characteristics of water-related eruptions, and classifications based on the character of the eruption.
  • Michigan Technological University Volcanoes Page
    Information about current global volcanic activity, research in remote sensing of volcanoes and their eruptive products, hazard mitigation, links, and even some volcano humor.
  • NOVA: Deadly Shadow of Vesuvius
    Learn about predicting and planning for eruptions, a volcano SWAT team, and the research that volcanologists perform.
  • NOVA: Mystery of the Megavolcano
    Information about the Toba supereruption that occurred almost 75,000 years ago and why it matters to us today. Includes information about supervolcanoes and a map of known supereruptions around the world.
  • NOVA: Volcano's Deadly Warning
    Exploring a theory that aids in predicting eruptions of active volcanoes by monitoring previously ignored seismic signals.
  • Photo Glossary of Volcanic Terms
    A glossary of volcano-related terms with illustrative photographs. From the USGS.
  • Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report
    Provides information and maps for new activity and unrest around the world as well as updates on continuously active volcanoes.
  • Types of Volcanic Eruptions - How Volcanoes Work
    Learn about volcanic eruptions -- fissure, Hawaiian, Strombolian, Vulcanian, Plinian (or Vesuvian) eruptions, and hydrovolcanic -- the factors that differentiate them.
  • Types of Volcanic Eruptions - Wikipedia
    Offers a brief introduction to the different types, and styles, of volcanic eruptions -- magmatic, phreatomagmatic, and phreatic.
  • USGS: Eruptions of Hawaiian Volcanoes
    Online edition of the book on eruptions of Hawaiian volcanoes which studies the history of Hawaiian Island, volcanic eruptions, hazards and benefits, and Hawaii's volcano, Loihi. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey.
  • USGS: Volcanoes
    A summary of the nature, workings, products, and hazards of the common types of volcanoes around the world, along with a brief introduction to the techniques of volcano monitoring and research.
  • Volcano Live [pick] [read review]
    Offers information on volcanoes, latest eruption, live web cams, glossary, and more. Also sells photos of volcanoes.
  • Volcano World
    Blog with current volcanic eruptions reports, FAQs, and database of world volcanoes. Volcano World also offers lessons, pictures, games, and information for students.
  • Volcanoes: Can We Predict Volcanic Eruptions?
    An interactive exhibit that invites visitors to melt rocks, locate famous volcanoes, and play the role of a volcanologist.
  • Vulcania
    Scientific exploration park where visitors can experience the planetary dynamics which shape the Earth's surface, the multiple facets of volcanism and the phenomena that accompany them.
  • Yamasato's Volcano Page
    Research of seismic and infrasonic (acoustic) waves at active volcanoes. Pyroclastic flows at Unzen volcano, Japan and explosions at Karymsky volcano, Kamchatka.

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