Essays Tagged: "Volcano"

Volcanos: types, formation, elements, activity in different parts of the worl

This paper will define and discuss the volcano to include: types of volcanoes,formation of a volcano, and elements of a volcano; such as, l ... his paper also tells a little bit about volcanic activity in different parts of the world.What is a volcano?A volcano is a vent in the earth from which molten rock and gas erupt. The moltenrock that e ... no is a vent in the earth from which molten rock and gas erupt. The moltenrock that erupts from the volcano forms a hill or mountain around the vent. The lava mayflow out as a viscous liquid or it may ...

(5 pages) 137 0 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Mount Etna, the dormant volcano in Europe.

Mount Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe. It is on the southern side of Italy on the eastern coast of Sicily. It covers an ... eastern flank of the mountain. It is an original crater that is three miles wide. The center of the volcano was shifted to form this present crater on the summit.The slopes on the mountain are divided ... most completely buried by lava, and in 1947, two new craters were formed by renewed activity of the volcano. Many other eruptions occurred in, 1971, 1981, 1983, and 1992. Mount Etna has been one of th ...

(1 pages) 57 1 4.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences

An active super volcano lying underneath Yellowstone Nation Park.

Recent geological studies have pointed to an active super volcano lying underneath Yellowstone Nation Park.A super volcano is a volcano that will produce a hu ... that could last for years.Scientists have revealed that Yellowstone Park is were one of these super volcanoes exist. Volcanologists have been tracking the movement of magma under the park and have cal ... means that as the pressure and the heat in the caldera begins to increase the land starts to rise. Volcanologists also say that the first eruption occurred about 2.1 million years ago. The eruption r ...

(2 pages) 40 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

This essay is about the different types of volcanoes and how they are made. Includes a works cited page.

A volcano is an opening in the earth's surface through which lava, hot gases, and rock fragments erupt ... he worst disasters in history, by wiping out entire towns and killing thousands of people. The word volcano comes from the term Vulcan, which was a name the ancient Romans gave their god of fire. Volc ... c island off the Italian coast.Powerful forces within in the earth's surface cause the formation of volcanoes. Volcanoes begin as magma, deep inside the earth, which is caused by the extreme heat with ...

(5 pages) 88 1 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

It is about kilauea volcano in Hawaii.

ash since January 1983 from the east rift zone on the main island of Hawaii and is the most active volcano on earth (HCV). Kilauea is in the shield building stage. Most of Kilauea is located below se ... s is the land not being supported underneath as much because of the steep slope of the sides of the volcano that are under the water that were caused by erosion over the years (USGS 2).When Kilauea St ...

(4 pages) 55 0 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences

"Hawaii"- describes the geographic elements of the island

Island of Oahu in Hawaii, the crystal clear blue waters lead to a breathtaking view of the extinct volcano named "Diamond Head". A week later, similar waters escorted me to the "Big Island" called Ha ... d" called Hawaii, from which the Islands collectively derive their name. Hawaii is the home of five volcanoes, and only one, Kilauea, was still raging. The perfect timing of my arrival allowed me to s ...

(5 pages) 80 1 4.4 Jan/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Lava flows

(2 pages) 32 1 3.2 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

The History of the Vesuvious Volcano.

Vesuvius. Even though it may be classified as an active stratovolcano off the coast of the Naples Bay in Italy, it has proven itself more like a dragon throughout ... gon throughout its history. A dragon only takes gold, jewels, and the occasional princess, but this volcano took 2 cities (Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 A.D.), the lives of over 10,000 people, and for ... ng it.Also, like the phoenix, which rises from the ashes, Vesuvius rose from the ashes of the Somma volcano that collapsed 17,000 years ago. It is considered a highly dangerous volcano. It is also con ...

(1 pages) 28 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Compare & Contrast Volcanoers

As children, the Krafts shared a love for volcanoes. Where as most people fall in love with other people and get married, the Krafts fell in l ... Where as most people fall in love with other people and get married, the Krafts fell in love with a volcano and as Mr. Edwards describes it, they looked across this volcano and said I am going to marr ... ibes it, they looked across this volcano and said I am going to marry that person because they love volcanoes too! The Krafts wanted to be scientists. They wanted to know all about volcanoes even thou ...

(2 pages) 21 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Living on the plate margins

e margins are the edges of the plates, where all the power of nature is released in earthquakes and volcanoes. There are three main types of plate margins: -Spreading BoundariesThere are two types of ... e deeper you go. The new molten rock tends to rise to the area of lower pressure, sometimes forming volcanoes. It is not uncommon to find volcanoes along a converging boundary, on the side of the heav ...

(5 pages) 42 0 3.5 Jul/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Canadian Volcanoes/ This paper talks about Canadian volcanoe characteristics.

Volcano Mountain- It is located immediately north of the junction of the Pelly and Yukon rivers, hal ... Pelly and Yukon rivers, half way between Whitehorse and Dawson City, central Yukon Territory. This volcano is a cinder cone. The lavas at Volcano Mountain represent a unique type of lava, called 'oli ... ue type of lava, called 'olivine nephelinite', that is very uncommon in the geological record. This volcano is 4066 feet tallVolcanic Creek- It is a small volcanic center located 20 km northeast of At ...

(4 pages) 23 0 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences

Krakatau

Krakatau, one of the most active volcanoes on Earth in the 20th century, is located between the islands of Java and Sumatra in the Su ... cated in the most active volcanic country in the world, Krakatau is not only one of the most deadly volcanoes ever, but continues to be one of the most publicized, monitored volcanoes in the world. Al ... ave been no changes in the way people settle in the immediate area. Categorized as a caldera volcano, the original Krakatau edifice is believed to have erupted and collapsed at around 416 CE, w ...

(2 pages) 25 0 3.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

How Acid Rain Affects Plants

e? It Made? More than half of acid rain comes from sulphur dioxide. You can get sulfur dioxide from volcanos and rotting vegetation. The rest comes from forms of nitrogen called oxides or different ty ...

(1 pages) 15 0 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Mt Etna

eople wanted to celebrate the New Year with a BIG bang, and Mount Etna, the tallest and most active volcano in Europe, did just that.The explosion of Mt. Etna, although causing a spectacular sight of ... rked on the mountain and caused many losses in tourism and agriculture.The eruption of this massive volcano, which is located on the Italian island of Sicily, was not a complete surprise. Mount Etna h ...

(2 pages) 2099 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

Mount Vesuvius: An Active Volcano

Mount Vesuvius is an active volcano in southeastern Italy, east of Naples. It stands at about 4200 feet at present but was much ... er each of its many eruptions, its crater collapsed a little making it smaller. Vesuvius is a stratovolcano or a composite volcano. This means that it erupts violently and quietly in an alternating cy ... collapsed, Mount Vesuvius began to form. After thousands of years Vesuvius was a large and powerful volcano. In A.D. 62 an earthquake occurred causing gases in the volcano to be forced outward and Ves ...

(1 pages) 14 0 5.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geology & Geosciences

Accessing Prior Knowledge Thro

ns can be made between what they are seeing and what they already know.Experiments such as making a volcano with household ingredients can demonstrate to a child the action of a live volcano thus brin ...

(1 pages) 443 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Accessing prior knowledge through hands on experi

ns can be made between what they are seeing and what they already know.Experiments such as making a volcano with household ingredients can demonstrate to a child the action of a live volcano thus brin ...

(1 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Mount Nyiragongo The volcanoes of the world are magnificent and

Mount Nyiragongo The volcanoes of the world are magnificent and fascinating structures. Some are quiet and some are colos ... quiet and some are colossal. Some lay dormant for many years while others erupt on a regular basis. Volcanoes can obliterate entire cities in a matter of minutes. Although it is not particularly well ... particularly well known, Mount Nyiragongo is an important and interesting, as well as a destructive volcano.Mount Nyiragongo is located in the eastern part of Zaire, or the Democratic Republic of Cong ...

(3 pages) 4670 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Global Business Plan Volcano Winery

Volcano Winery has enjoyed remarkable success in making and distributing their wine products in nati ... nland of the United States. Due to the domestic success of importing into the continuous 48 states, Volcano management has determined that importing into a foreign nation is the next logical expansion ... the country of India for their first international venture of exporting wine into a foreign market. Volcano Winery has built their business plan for India expansion based on several of these research ...

(29 pages) 177 0 5.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Management Planning & Decision Making

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VolcanoesBy: Jaelani PhayA volcano is a large mountain with molten rock inside from Earth's core. Vo ... ountain with molten rock inside from Earth's core. Volcanoes can be very dangerous and destructive. Volcanoes can help form land, destroy land, and cause great destruction.Volcanoes can help form land ... nd cause great destruction.Volcanoes can help form land. Take Hawaii for an example. There are many volcanoes on all the Hawaiian Islands. Fourteen volcanoes if you count them. When a volcano erupts i ...

(1 pages) 1 0 0.0 Mar/2014

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays