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    Vassar College
  Dec 11, 2017
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ESCI 351 - Volcanology

1 unit(s)
Volcanoes are an important window into the workings of the earth’s interior. They are also spectacular landscape features: serene in repose, and often violent in eruption. This course addresses the physical aspects of volcanoes, including such topics as the generation of magmas, styles of eruptions, products of eruptions, tectonic controls on the formation of volcanoes, and methods for predicting eruptions and mitigating the hazards associated with volcanic activity. An optional field trip to an active volcano is possible. Jeffrey Walker.

Prerequisite(s): ESCI 201 .

Not offered in 2017/18.

One 4-hour period.

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