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2021-2022 Catalog

GEOL 195 The Earth in Eruption: Physical Volcanology

More than 500 million people live near the more than 1500 known active volcanoes and are constantly facing serious threats from eruptive activity. This course is a comprehensive overview of the processes that control when and how volcanoes erupt. We will focus on where volcanoes occur, what makes them erupt and the nature of volcanic eruptions and their products and how they differ, and finally on how volcanoes affect humans and the environment. Preference to first- and second-year students [STSC]

Prerequisite

Any 100 level Geology course

Instructor

Lawrence, Malinconico