Descriptive Astronomy 101
Earth - Volcanism Study Guide

After the "Earth - Volcanism" lectures and readings you should be able to answer and discuss the following questions.

What are lava flows?

Describe the main types of lava flows.

What is a volcano?

Where are most active volcanoes found?

Describe each of the major types of volcanoes in terms of composition, volcanic material, shape and volcanic features.

What are the names, types and location of the volcanoes that were studied by your professor for his Master's Thesis?

What are flood basalts and how do they differ from normal lava flows?

Explain how a caldera forms?

What is the significance of hot springs?

What are two main types of erosional remnants of volcanoes?

Why are these two features not eroded away with the rest of the volcano?