Physical Geology 101
Volcanoes Study Guide


After the "Volcanoes" lecture and readings you should be able to answer and discuss the following questions.

Where are most active volcanoes found?

What is a volcano?

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?

Describe the steps and processes during a typical volcanic eruption sequence.

Explain how a caldera forms.

What are two types of erosional remnants of volcanoes?

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