Volcanoes are important features of Earth’s surface geology. For this exercise, you will visit a number of localities around the world where volcanic landforms can be observed. Your task will be to identify the different volcanic landforms in the table below.
Enter the geographic coordinates for each feature below in the query bar of Google Earth, or click on the link and click on the downloaded KML file. Once the feature has been located, zoom in or out to the indicated altitude, then identify the volcanic feature centered in the image. Remember, (+) values are north latitude and east longitude; (-) values are south latitude and west longitude.
For each volcano, determine if it is a shield volcano, a composite volcano or cinder cone volcano. Then identify the other features present such as Lahar, calderas, pyroclastic flows, lava flows, lavar domes and volcanic craters.
Open a new tab. Go to www.google.com, log in. Go to you Igoogle homepage. Check your Reader for any updates on Geology Stories.
Now go to your Google Documents, open the Identifying Volcanic Lanforms. If this document is not in your Google Documents, let me know right away. Once you have read the intro, start Google Earth.
In a new tab, check your gmail. I sent you and invitations to a Google form "Identifying Volcanoes". You will be answering the questions on the volcano lab in this form. Cut and paste the latitude and longitude from the Identifyin Volcanic Landforms into Google Earth. Answer the questions on the Google Form.