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GEOS 363 - Volcanology


Class Hours: 3
Lab/Discussion: 3
Credits: 4

Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in GEOS 200 
Introduces volcanoes, volcanic eruption styles, and deposits in subaerial and submarine environments. Students assess risks and hazards associated with living near active volcanoes and discuss the cultural influences of volcanoes around the world throughout human history. Study of different types of volcanic eruptions through historical and pre-historical case studies. Laboratory exercises focus on rock identification and interpretation, fluid dynamics experiments, and learning laboratory and field skills of volcanologists that allow the determination of eruption dynamics.



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